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Left femoral artery and vein cutdown for cardiopulmonary bypass.

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Physician a femoral artery and vein cutdown for cardiopulmonary bypass during minimally invasive valve repairs. What is the correct billable CPT code for the femoral artery and vein cutdown? 34714 is the suggested the problem is we are not creating a conduit a member on our team suggested (34812 ).

This is the part of the providers note. Our attention was turned towards the left groin where femoral artery and vein cutdown were performed, 5000 units of heparin were given and using a Seldinger technique and echocardiographic guidance, a left femoral arterial cannula 18-French was placed and a 25-French femoral venous cannula was placed. The femoral venous cannula was advanced so that the tip was in the superior vena cava right atrial junction.

thank you!
 
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