April 19, 2018
How do I code a cervical laminectomy with extradural epidural hematoma evacuation? I was thinking about using 63265 but my co-worker said this code is for a tumor removal and not for a hematoma.
Sorry, but your co-worker is incorrect. The code series, 63265-63268, is for laminectomy procedures to remove intraspinal lesions “other than neoplasm” so these codes would never be used for tumor removal.
Examples of extradural non-neoplasm lesions where 63265-63268 are used include a hematoma or abscess.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 04/19/18.