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    The only code I see for this procedure is 33508, which is used for CABG codes. However, when the doctor dictates 'endoscopic vein harvest' for a Fem-Pop bypass, is there a code to use to state he harvested the vein endoscopically?

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    Which vein did he harvest? If it is the saphenous vein, the work for that is included in the code for fem-pop with vein 35556. I don't think it matters if it is open or endoscopic procurement.


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