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Postopertive complications for CABG

  1. Question Postopertive complications for CABG
    Medical Coding Books
    I am working on a project and we are looking at postoperative complications relating to a Coronary Artery Bypass Graft (CABG). I have been asked to find a code that aligns with a Pectoral Flap Procedure. This, as I understand would be done after Mediastinitis only, that could be a postoperative complication of the CABG procedure.

    So, I am trying to find the correct code for the Flap procedure. I am thinking that 15570 could be the correct code (as 15734 may relate to the donor site?).

    I am just unsure and need some help!

    Thank you very much!

  2. Default muscle flap
    I always use CPT 15734 for these. The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has also advised to use this code to report muscle flaps with thoracotomy.

    Lisi, CPC

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