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    Apr 2007

    Question Help! Vascular Coding Issue

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    Can't find vascular forum! I need help with this procedure and vascular just stumps me!
    "Complex" ileal-to-dorsalis pedis bypass using Composite Gore-Tex and non-reversed greater saphenous vein.

    Thanks for any suggestions!


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    Need to know how many segments of which were used for the composite graft?

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    Apr 2007
    Central Indiana


    35681 is the add-on code used for composite grafts where prosthetic (Gore-Tex) and vein is used. This code cannot be submitted with 35682 or 35683 so the number of vein segments is irrelevant. "Complex" indeed... I have never billed an ileo-dorsalis pedis BPG. I would consider a mod-22 based on the strength of the dictation. Good luck!

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