Stab Phelebectomy

jessholt

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Stab Phlebectomy 12 incisions, right leg
Stab Phlebectomy 1 incision, left leg

DX: I83.893

Coded As:

37765 -RT
37799 -LT

OR

37765 -50 ?

Another example:
Stab Phlebectomy 8 incisions, right leg
Stab Plebectomy 8 incisions, left leg

DX: I83.893

37799 does not allow a modifier 50, so again, add the incisions together or keep them separated?
 

eutsler

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37765-RT, 37799-LT; compare 37799 to 37765-LT, and give the number of incisions used in the left leg.

37765-50 would not be appropriate unless there were 10-20 stab phlebectomies done per leg.

In your second scenario, use 37799, compare it to 37765-50, and give the number of incisions used in each leg.
 
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