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Varicose vein dx code for Endovenous laser Ablation

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    Question Varicose vein dx code for Endovenous laser Ablation
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    I have recently acquired a vascular/vein group.

    My question is which dx. code do I use for:

    Symptomatic left lower extremity varicose veins with greater saphenous vein reflux duplicate greater saphenous vein. ???

    I was looking at 459.81 for this. Can anyone help out here?


    Thank you,
    Diana Reynolds, CPC

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    454.8 for symptomatic varicose veins
    747.64 for duplicate sephanous vein

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    454.9 varicose veins of lower extremity (any part) or of unspecified site

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    Quote Originally Posted by srinivas r sajja View Post
    454.8 for symptomatic varicose veins
    747.64 for duplicate sephanous vein
    747.64 is for a congenital anomaly, use this only if documentation can support this as a congenital condition.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thanks for your help with this!

    Diana
    Diana Reynolds, CPC

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    454.8 for "symptomatic", which I believe also includes reflux of the saphenous vein.
    Lisa Bledsoe, CPC, CPMA

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    Dx is 454.8

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