Re-do Discectomy

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Question:

I did a re-do laminectomy and discectomy at L4-5. Should I use 63030-76 or 63042?

Answer:

Good question! The answer depends on when the previous laminectomy and discectomy were performed. If this is a re-do discectomy during the original postoperative global period, then you’ll use 63030-76. If, however, the patient had a prior laminectomy and discectomy more than 90 days prior then you can use 63042.