June 16, 2022
The patient had a re-do laminectomy for stenosis at L3-L4. Can code 63042 be used for this procedure?
No. CPT 63042 is intended for a re-do discectomy and would be inappropriate to use for a re-do laminectomy. Rather, use 63047 for this service and modifier 22 may be appended if significant additional work is documented.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 06/16/22.