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Old 11-03-2010, 11:45 AM
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drawing a blank - would carotid artery disease be 43310? thank you.
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Old 11-03-2010, 12:51 PM
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drawing a blank - would carotid artery disease be 43310? thank you.
Yes. Without knowing if it is single or bilateral/multiple vessels and without infarction, then yes it is 433.10. Hope this helps
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thanks was mixing up in my mind with coronary artery disease. thank you
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Old 11-03-2010, 01:21 PM
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I would use 414.01, CAD NOS with no hx of coronary artery bypass procedure
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:37 AM
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How would you get to 433.10 using the alpha index for carotid artery disease? We need to code it for reimbursement but if provider doesn't say stenosis or occlusion, how do you get to 433.10? Thank you.
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How would you get to 433.10 using the alpha index for carotid artery disease? We need to code it for reimbursement but if provider doesn't say stenosis or occlusion, how do you get to 433.10? Thank you.
I wondered exactly the same thing. Anybody?
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If you go to Stenosis, then artery / carotid you'll be referred to 'see narrowing, artery, carotid' go there, and you'll find carotid 433.1x

433.10 is for when the documentation states with occlusion or stenosis

Without stenosis documented, you go to Disease, arterial, go down to specified type which is 447.8 'other specified disorders of arteries and arterioles'.

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Old 11-07-2013, 06:25 AM
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If you go to Stenosis, then artery / carotid you'll be referred to 'see narrowing, artery, carotid' go there, and you'll find carotid 433.1x

433.10 is for when the documentation states with occlusion or stenosis

Without stenosis documented, you go to Disease, arterial, go down to specified type which is 447.8 'other specified disorders of arteries and arterioles'.

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447.8 is for fibromuscular hyperplasia of arteries, except renal. Since the code is not referring to fibromuscular hyperplasia. The better code 447.9 should be chosen as no specific description is present.
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Why would this be coded 433.10 without stenosis or occlusion being documented? Is there a coding clinic explaining this? Anybody? - I agree with code 477.9 and not 477.8. I believe 477.8 is for "other specified disorders" rather than "other specified arteries"
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Why would this be coded 433.10 without stenosis or occlusion being documented? Is there a coding clinic explaining this? Anybody? - I agree with code 477.9 and not 477.8. I believe 477.8 is for "other specified disorders" rather than "other specified arteries"
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