Lynn Posted Tue 31st of March, 2015 20:14:31 PM
What code would i use for Cardiopulmonary bypass with hypothermia?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 01st of April, 2015 06:21:12 AM
Please provide the procedure for which Cardiopulmonary bypass was performed
Lynn Posted Thu 02nd of April, 2015 16:15:00 PM
SuperCoder Answered Fri 03rd of April, 2015 03:16:44 AM
Your document is not sufficient enough to explain that why Cardiopulmonary bypass was created to perform thromboendarterectomy and patch graft placement on carotid artery. Usually, Cardiopulmonary bypass is created on surgeries performed on heart vessels, heart wall and valves. If a temporary vascular shunt or bypass was performed on the area of incision to allow blood to continue to flow during the thromboendarterectomy then it is included in the primary procedure.