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    If the physician states that he performed an open lower extremity vein harvest and did not specify that its saphenous vein graft and he didn't really state from a femoropopliteal vein, would it be appropriate to use 35572 in addition to 33533 and 33517?

    Thank you in advance,
    Susie Wilbur, CPC-H

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    I would query the physician for clarification.

    Sally Thibodeaux CCS,CPC,LPN
    Houma,La. Chapter

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    I agree with Sally. You can't assume.
    adrianne, cpc

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