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Choosing Your Code for AAA Endograft Repair

Question: The surgeon used an endograft to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). What anesthesia code should I report? Michigan Subscriber  Answer: Your best option is 01926 (Anesthesia for therapeutic interventional radiological procedures involving the arterial system; intracranial, intracardiac, or aortic). It has a base value of 10 units.  Explanation: During an endograft, the surgeon inserts a fabric-covered metallic stent into an [...]

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