Many debates about 63030 vs 63047 in my office. Dr dictates that he decompressed the nerve roots and the dura. He also states that he performed a foraminotomy but does not clearly state that he performed a facetectomy.
We are trying to figure out a few things:
1) can you perform a foraminotomy without a facetectomy?
2) How can we get the dr to word the request for surgery so that when we obtain precerts, we precert the correct code? I have noted and attempted to educate staff that 63030 is per interspace and 63047 is per segment.