Caralee Posted Tue 14th of August, 2012 13:40:31 PM
Right L2 hemilaminectomy for resection of synovial cyst w/ minimal invasive technique.....CPT code 63267?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 14th of August, 2012 14:33:15 PM
I agree with you. 63267 describes correctly.Usually, the codes for laminectomy and intraspinal lesion excision (63265-63290) are regional, covering however many levels there are in any spinal area (cervical, thoracic or lumbar). Whether you can separately code a decompressive laminectomy that your physician completes at an adjacent level for stenosis may depend on how unrelated the diagnoses are.