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Thread: Endovenous Laser Ablation - I need help with coding addition

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    Question Endovenous Laser Ablation - I need help with coding addition

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    I need help with coding addition to primary procedure. I work for a clinic that treats varicose vein disease. Primary treatment is 36478 for the initial laser site. 36479 is an add-on code and is used for 2+ additional entry sites. My question is: in addition to the 36478, two more points of entry for the laser was performed. Is the CPT 36479 alone or would it be 36479 x2 for the two additional sites.

    I hope someone is out there and can help. Thank you so much

    Last edited by ank3t; 10-06-2016 at 04:37 AM.

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    I would use 36478 and 36479. Description of 36479 is second and subsequent veins.

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    Thank you so much for your time. I believe exactly what you stated.

    Thanks again

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