Michelle Posted Mon 27th of October, 2014 12:22:34 PM
My surgeon endoscopically procured the saphenous vein while the other surgeon did the bypass graft. All the codes that I find are add on codes. Any suggestions?
SuperCoder Answered Tue 28th of October, 2014 02:30:40 AM
Yes, you are correct. The appropriate CPT for endoscopically procuring the saphenous vein graft for CABG would be 33508, Endoscopy, surgical, including video-assisted harvest of vein(s) for coronary artery bypass procedure (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure).
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