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    Richardson, TX

    Default Endarterectomy

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    My doc performed endarterectomy on 4 vessels: Right external iliac, Rt common fem, rt profunda fem and rt SFA. I have the Dr. Z book, which states, "Do code per vessel treated. Lesions must be non-contiguous to code for more than one."

    CCI edits suggest 35371, 35372 and 35302 are all bundled but they can be billed with a modifier.

    I am not sure what to do here. Can I bill all four or do I only bill to the farthest of the femorals (SFA) and then the Iliac with 59?

    Please help and tell me if I am waaayy off in left field here.

    Thanks so much
    Last edited by jewlz0879; 02-24-2010 at 02:31 PM.
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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