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    Default MV Repair by Thoracotomy

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    Has anyone coded a Mitral Valve Repair via Thoracotomy approach?

    Patient will be on cardiopulmanary bypass and since the only difference I can see is the incision is smaller and NOT done thru chest but more on the side: I am going to use the Mitral Valve Repair w/Ring 33426.

    Just wondering if anyone has any experience with this...and if coding 33426 would be correct.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Apr 2007
    Central Philadelphia chapter


    I have billed this surgery using the 334_ _ series. It was my understanding that the approach doesn't matter.

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