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    Default Bypass graft with cryoperserved saphenous vein

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    Surgeon performed Left Femoral Anterior Tibial bypass graft using cryopreserved vein.

    Should I code this 35566 (vein) or 35666 (other than vein). I'm inclined to choose the 35666 other than vein, but it isn't a synthetic graft it is a donor graft.

    Has anyone coded this before?

    Thanks, Lori

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    I am going to have to agree with you on that one, even it is vein it isn't autogenous and so I would be with you and code it 35666.

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