February 15, 2018
One of our neurosurgeons did a thoracic laminectomy and removal of intradural, intramedullary tumor. He says he spent a lot of time on intradural neurolysis of thoracic cord to remove the tumor. Is there a CPT code I am not finding for this neurolysis or would we go the route of 63286 with 22 modifier?
There is not a separate CPT code for the service you describe. This is included in your primary procedure code, 63286, because the procedure code descriptor says “intradural, intramedullary.”
*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/15/18.