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  1. Question Wire a lesion
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    What does the doctor actually mean when in his dictation he states "I used a Spartacore wire to wire the lesion " or "I was able to wire the posterior tibial artery using the ViperWire." I'm confused about what is really being done.
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Susan

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharper View Post
    What does the doctor actually mean when in his dictation he states "I used a Spartacore wire to wire the lesion " or "I was able to wire the posterior tibial artery using the ViperWire." I'm confused about what is really being done.
    Any help will be appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Susan
    I think what they mean is that the doctor was able to pass a wire across a stenosis. The next thing that they have to do is get a catheter across the stenosis for the situation to be billable (unless the wire is a doppler wire to evaluate the vessel. It is the catheter position that makes the bill, not the wire.
    HTH,
    Jim Pawloski, CIRCC

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    Thank's much. That's just wht I needed to know.
    Susan

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