Results 1 to 3 of 3

please help can these be billed together?

  1. #1
    Question please help can these be billed together?
    Medical Coding Books
    1. left anterior tibial and distal popliteal artery endarterectomy.
    2. endarterectomy
    3. a 6 mL ptfe ringed graft bypass, left femoral artery to anterior tibial vessel of the left lower extremity.

    procedure: after general endotracheal anesthesia, the limb was prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion. Skin incision was made over the left groin, taken down with sharp dissection to the previously placed left limb of the aortobifemoral graft. We then performed a popliteal incision and taken down to the popliteal artery where this was extended down to the anterior tibial. The patient was heparininzed, the clamps were applied, an arteriotomy makde and a #4 Penfield dissector was utilized to form an endarterectomy and establish outflow. The graft was placed through the previously made tunnel and used an end-to-side 6-0 prolene to sew the distal aspect to the juctin of the anterior tibial and distal popliteal artery. Straightened the leg and measured this to the proximal portion of the common femoral artery and limb of the left aortobifemoral graft and sewed it end-to-side 6-0 prolene anastomisis. these both were hemostatic and there was satisfactory pulsation in the graft noted. the wounds were closed with multiple layers of Vicryl suture.

  2. Default
    The endarterectomies will bundle with the bypass.

  3. #3
    thank you very much

Similar Threads

  1. Can this be billed?
    By asehr in forum OB/GYN
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-11-2015, 09:50 AM
  2. How would this be billed?
    By cward267 in forum Podiatry
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-10-2013, 05:53 AM
  3. Can this be billed?
    By losborn in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-23-2012, 06:38 AM
  4. can this be billed together?
    By marycpc in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-28-2011, 02:37 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 04-24-2008, 08:36 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.