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    Default Endarterectomy of Ascending Aorta

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    I have a patient that had an aortic valve replacement and an extended endarterectomy of the ascending aorta and aortic root. What code would I use to bill the endarterectomy?

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    Take a look at page 5 of the link below...

    http://www.sts.org/sites/default/fil...er.fall.05.pdf

    HTH,
    Tonya

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    I've billed for this a couple of ways; once with an unlisted code, the other by adding a modifier -22 to the AVR code. Both claims were paid after review of the documentation by the payer.

    Lisi, CPC

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