What is the difference between CPT 63047 and 63030?

What is the difference between CPT 63047 and 63030?

In addition, 63030 is a unilateral code, and should be reported for the first occurrence of disc herniation, CPT explains. By contrast, Code 63047 is used to report procedures performed for lateral recess stenosis, for example, caused by either ligamentum flavum hypertrophy or facet arthropathy.

What is the difference between CPT 63005 and 63047?

CPT 63005 is generally used for removal of the lamina to provide central decompression of the spinal cord. CPT 63047 involves not only removal of lamina for central decompression but also lateral recess decompression in the form of a facetectomy (e.g., medial, partial) and/or foraminotomy for nerve root decompression.

What is the CPT code for lumbar laminectomy for decompression?

Lumbar Decompression Procedures 63005 Laminectomy with exploration and/or decompression of spinal cord and/or cauda equina, without facetectomy, foraminotomy or discectomy (e.g., spinal stenosis), 1 or 2 vertebral segments; lumbar, except for spondylolisthesis.

What is procedure code 63045?

CPT® 63045 in section: Laminectomy, facetectomy and foraminotomy (unilateral or bilateral with decompression of spinal cord, cauda equina and/or nerve root[s], [eg, spinal or lateral recess stenosis]), single more.

What is the difference between 63030 and 63042?

So 63042 is used for revision discectomies. And 63030, in addition to describing laminotomies performed with a discectomy to treat spinal disc herniation using an open procedure, can also describe those performed under endoscopic assistance.

Can CPT code 63030 and 63047 be billed together?

Yes, you can bill it that way with the 59 modifier attached to 63030.

What is a decompressive lumbar laminectomy?

Decompressive lumbar laminectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat spinal stenosis, which occurs when spinal nerves are pinched by narrowing at the sides of the spinal column. Low back symptoms may include intense pain as well as numbness and/or weakness in one or both leg.

What is l4 l5 decompression surgery?

Lumbar decompression surgery is a type of surgery used to treat compressed nerves in the lower (lumbar) spine. It’s only recommended when non-surgical treatments haven’t helped. The surgery aims to improve symptoms such as persistent pain and numbness in the legs caused by pressure on the nerves in the spine.

What is a decompressive laminectomy?

Cervical laminectomy Also known as decompression surgery, laminectomy enlarges your spinal canal to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. This pressure is most commonly caused by bony overgrowths within the spinal canal, which can occur in people who have arthritis in their spines.