Mod 59 on 63267 with 22633??

Dr. is billing 63267 (Laminectomy for excision or evacuation of intraspinal lesion other thna neoplasm, extradural;lumbar) with 22633 (interbody fusion) at the SAME level.

I would not think modifier 59 is appropriate because the description of 63267 is laminectomy for excision of lesion, so the excision of lesion would not be justification for modifier 59.

Any thoughts on this are greatly appreciated as always.


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