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    Default pvd of carotid arteries

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    Does anyone know CMS guidelines regarding
    coding PVD in relation to carotid arteries?
    Are you allowed to use PVD for this?
    Thank you Kindly in advance


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    Default Carotid arteries

    I know about it but what exactly do you need to know? 433.10 is carotid artery stenosis. PVD is 443.9 that is used for leg pain (claudication)

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    Default pvd

    What I need to know is can PVD be used to code for the carotid arteries
    Thank you Kindly

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    If it's a medicare pt. check the LCDs of your carrier

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