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    Default ENDO Infrarenal AAA repair

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    Surgeron performed Infrarenal AAA repair (34800) and also did visceral debranching. If performed as an open procedure I believe I would bill with add on code 35697. BUT this was endovascular approach, and I am unsure if it should be billed the same. Any help?

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    I don't have vascular anymore and I'm rusty at it to say the least but since no one else has responded I will throw in my 2 cents.

    According to my claim scrubber 35697 must be billed with one of the following primary codes; 34830-34832 - 35081-35103 - 35637-35638 - 35646-35647 - 35651-35651. Therefore it would not be appropriate to use in this case.

    Based on this I would probably go with the unlisted 37501 instead of 35697.

    Laura, CPC, CPMA, CEMC

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