excision atrial appendage

rufus

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I need some help please. Does anyone know what code to use for excision of atrial appendage. I know there is a code for the Maze but that is ablation not excision. Thanks
 

lisigirl

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Currently there is no code for LAA ligation. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has stated that this is included in all maze procedures and/or mitral valve procedures. If performed with a cabg or another cardiac procedure, you could add a modifier 22 if you have medical necessity to support it.

Lisi, CPC
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