AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Laser Vein Surgery

  1. #1

    Default Laser Vein Surgery

    AAPC: Back to School
    I would so appreciate any help on this...

    I am new to this position, and I have a Dr who wants to bill 17106 - Destruction of cutaneous vascular proliferative lesions (eg, laser technique) with his spider vein injections, 36468.

    Red Flags are going off for me, stating no no no. But I need to explain to him why. Any help available with explaning to him why. Has anyone seen this, or doing this? Have I been missing something?

    Thanks for help!


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Fayetteville, NC


    Well I ran the two through Payer Path and there are no bundling issues .....but I guess it really depends on what exactly he is performing the 17106 on.
    A. McCormick, CPC, CGSC
    Walters Surgical Associates

Similar Threads

  1. Cataract Surgery and use of Femtosecond Laser
    By tmankins in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-30-2015, 10:25 PM
  2. Femtosecond laser for cataract surgery
    By Bethny P Barbee in forum Ophthalmology/Optometry
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-24-2011, 01:41 PM
  3. Varicose vein dx code for Endovenous laser Ablation
    By dlreynolds in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 05-17-2011, 03:20 PM
  4. Help with laser surgery
    By LTibbetts in forum Urology
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-16-2008, 11:02 AM
  5. diode laser surgery
    By chess1457 in forum Employment General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 11-29-2007, 08:03 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.