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femoral artery occlusion

  1. Default femoral artery occlusion
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    How would you code femoral artery occlusion?
    Thank you

  2. Default femeral artey occlusion

  3. Smile
    the femorel artery is in the lower extremity

  4. #4
    Look at 440.4

  5. Default
    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.

  6. 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

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

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