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    Default femoral artery occlusion

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    How would you code femoral artery occlusion?
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    Default femeral artey occlusion


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    the femorel artery is in the lower extremity

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    Look at 440.4

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLM110 View Post
    This is true if it is occlusion with emboli or thrombus. If you look under occlusion-arteries of extremities lower it says 444.22 but right under that is says without thrombus or emboli see arteriosclerosis 440.20.

    So it depends on what it is occluded with.

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    Default 444.22

    PLease clarify whether we can considered 444.22 for arterial occulusive disease not mentioned whether it is emboli or arteriosclerotic... when we can code 440.20?

    -Mohana CPC

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    440.20 would be appropriate when no emboli ot thrombus documented if i am not wrong

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