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Thoracic microdiscectomy w/ lateral fusion

Caralee Posted Thu 27th of December, 2012 16:44:08 PM

Approach was performed by one surgeon....thoracotomy then the other surgeon that I need assistants with performed the spinal part. He performed a complete microdiscectomy between T7 & T8 to remove the disc herniation compressing the dura. Then a lateral plate was placed. Not sure what CPT code to use, was looking at 63055.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 04th of January, 2013 22:06:18 PM

Hi,

We are working on this. Will get back soon with the answer.

Thanks

SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of January, 2013 21:34:14 PM

Yes,you are on the right track with reporting 63055.

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