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Removal of wire from failed PCI and CABGx2

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    Question Removal of wire from failed PCI and CABGx2
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    My surgeon did an emergent CABGx2 and also removed a broken wire from the LAD from a failed PCI. My question is, can I charge for a repair of cardiac wound in addition to the CABG. The grafts were to a different area of the LAD and to the second diagonal branch. Any help is greatly appreciated!

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    Quote Originally Posted by emoates@selfmedicalgroup.org View Post
    My surgeon did an emergent CABGx2 and also removed a broken wire from the LAD from a failed PCI. My question is, can I charge for a repair of cardiac wound in addition to the CABG. The grafts were to a different area of the LAD and to the second diagonal branch. Any help is greatly appreciated!
    I have in my CPT book that you can use those codes with CABG or other cardiac procedures. I'm not sure which you were wanting to use but I just checked CCI for 33300 against the CABG codes and no bundles!
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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