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Off Pump Coronary Bypass Graft OPCAB

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    I am coding the OPCAB, but I an not sure if it is just 33533 from the LIMA to the dominant diagonal. It was done off pump for the patient's safety. Am I missing a code?

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    Central Philadelphia chapter
    More info or the op note is needed to code correctly. 33533 is for a single arterial graft and that you mentioned LIMA to Diagional. There is no difference for coding on pump vs. off pump.

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    Thanks Michelle

    I am using 33533. I was just concerned about not using the pump, thinking it may be more intense.

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