Actually, coders can only report code 414.00 (coronary Athersclerosis of Unspecified type of Vessel, Native or Graft) IF the documentation indicates that the patient DOES have a "non-native" coronary vessels from a CABG and that the physician DIDN'T specifiy where the CAD is in the patient. Two criteria must be met in order for us to use 414.00 - 1)the physician didn't document which type of artery has the disease and 2) there is documentation present that indicates that the patient actually has both native and non-native coronary arteries.
Coding Clinic for ICD-9-CM has a lot of info on this.
I agree with Lisa, I'd go with 414.01.
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