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ICD-9 for Right subclavian artery stenosis - please help!

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    Default ICD-9 for Right subclavian artery stenosis - please help!
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    pt had duplex scan of extracranial arteries, unilateral/limited study - RT subclavian artery. The findings state that mild plaque imaged from origin for approximately 4cm.
    I looked up plaque
    then arteriosclerosis

    I feel like this is an extremity artery. Pre-cerebral arteries are arteries that go to the cerebrum I thought.

    Would this be 440.29 for extremities specified site or pre-cerebral 433.80??
    Thanks!!
    Mary Beth Gord, CPC

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    I agree with 440.29, it is an extremity artery.

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    Girish Dadhich, CPC

  3. Default ICD for subclavian stenosis
    I think 435.2-subclavian steal syndrome will be suitable ICD code for stenosis of subclavian artery.

    Sreekumar,CPC

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    Quote Originally Posted by sreek1211 View Post
    I think 435.2-subclavian steal syndrome will be suitable ICD code for stenosis of subclavian artery.

    Sreekumar,CPC

    Sree, SSS is the resultant syndrome including all signs and symptoms due to presence of stenosis, should not be coded here.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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