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    I am looking for the codes for-------

    Left Radial artery harvest and left thoracotomy, radial artery bypass from descending aorta to distal obtuse marginal....

    Thanks,
    Crystal C

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    Quote Originally Posted by crystal52599lhs View Post
    I am looking for the codes for-------

    Left Radial artery harvest and left thoracotomy, radial artery bypass from descending aorta to distal obtuse marginal....

    Thanks,
    Crystal C
    I believe for the radial artery harvest you could use 35500 as long as it was an open harvest.

    33533 for the bypass since it was of artery.
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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    I have 35600 for the harvest of upper extremity of an artery and 35500 for the harvest of an upper extremity of a vein. Let me know if I'm understanding this wrong.

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    I think Julie said the wrong code in error, she meant 35600. So the codes would be 33533 and 35600 (if it was an open artery harvest).

    Lisi, CPC
    eharkler@nmh.org

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