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Varicose Veins

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    Does anyone have any ideas on what code I would use for removal of varicose vein in the ARM? The op note reads "We identified the ends of this varicosity, and these were suture ligated. Then, we excised the vein from the subcutaneous tissues and held pressure." This clearly was not a stab phlebectomy and the rest of the codes in the ligation section is of the lower extremity. Any ideas???

    Melissa Blow, CPC

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    Perhaps the unlisted code, 37799

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    I come up with 37799 as well.

    ~L
    CPC, CGSC, COSC

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