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Check How You Report 37187 and 36870 Despite Bundle

Question: In a patient who has AV graft in the arm, our physician performed thrombectomy of the subclavian vein (due to a clotted old stent) and an additional arterial fogarty thrombectomy just past the arterial anastamosis. Additionally, he performed an angioplasty of the venous side of the AV graft. Is it appropriate to code 37187 (for the subclavian thrombectomy), 36870 (for [...]