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snyovial cyst

Annie Posted Fri 30th of June, 2017 15:25:41 PM
Is the excision of a synovial cyst (63272) included in the hemi laminectomy microdiskectomy of the lumbar spine far lateral (63056)?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 03rd of July, 2017 09:13:09 AM

Hi Annie,

The code for removal of synovial cyst or intraspinal lesion include the laminectomy if it is at the same level. Howevere, if excision of a synovial cyst and hemi laminectomy microdiskectomy of the lumbar spine are done on different levels, than we can bill it seperately. Thank you.

 

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