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Skelentonized lima/rima cabg

  1. Question Skelentonized lima/rima cabg
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    Hello All!

    I wanted to know if anyone else has had to code or has seen skelentonized LIMA/RIMA for CABG with their providers? I'm under the impression this is a technique on the LIMA/RIMA, but I wanted to verify if there was any additional coding for this? Maybe T codes? I can't seem to find any other research regarding this.

    Any comments is appreciated!

    Thank you! Have a great day!

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    Hi kcosalter,

    Skeletonization of the LIMA/RIMA is a variation of technique for harvesting the artery and would be a component of the 33533-33536 codes.
    You may be able to append modifier 22 if there is significant additional time/effort documented, but otherwise it would not be billed with a separate code.

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    Thank you Libby A!

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