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please help to code

sonya Posted Tue 23rd of June, 2015 22:07:33 PM

coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG). Cardioplegia and hypothermia were achieved and the patient was placed on extracorporeal circulation. Saphenous vein graft was used
to bring blood from the aorta to the right coronary artery, left coronary artery, and left anterior
descending artery

SuperCoder Answered Wed 24th of June, 2015 00:32:35 AM

Code 33512 (Coronary artery bypass, vein only; 3 coronary venous grafts).

An open harvest of the saphenous vein is included in the primary procedure; however, if the saphenous vein is harvested using an endoscopic technique then Code 33508 may also be billed.

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