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Ligation of a ruptured vericose vein

Maiu Posted Fri 25th of November, 2011 14:16:37 PM

What CPT should be used for ligation of a ruptured vericose vein on lower extremity? I would have used a code 35226.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 25th of November, 2011 17:29:27 PM

I hope CPT 37785 can better work rather than 35226.

Jennifer Answered Wed 25th of January, 2012 20:09:41 PM

What if no incision is made for a bleeding vericose vein, and only one suture is used to stop the bleeding, would you still use 37785? Upon reading the description in Encoder, it seems there is more work involved in the 37785 procedure.

Thank you

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