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
We are working on this. Will get back soon with the answer.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 08th of January, 2013 21:34:14 PM
Yes,you are on the right track with reporting 63055.