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    primary repair of the left atrium using sutures, would be billed in addition to AVR & CABG
    Thank You sooo much for your help.

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    Whether you bill for it, depends on why you're repairing the atrium. I believe you would use code 33305 however, this is to report repairing traumatic wounds, not surgically created wounds.

    If the atrium was injured while performing the AVR or CABG, I probably would not bill separately for repairing it.

    Lisi, CPC
    eharkler@nmh.org

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    I agree. First you need to know why you are repairing it to know whether or not it is chargeable.
    A. McCormick, CPC, CGSC
    Walters Surgical Associates

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