AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2014 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Heat Ablation of Saphenous Vein

The patient has pain and swelling associated with bilateral great saphenous vein reflux and right anterior accessory saphenous vein (AASV) reflux. The patient underwent heat ablation and the right saphenofemoral junction and AASV were treated at 120 degrees Celsius. The first segment at the saphenofemoral junction of the left leg was also treated at 120 degrees Celsius. What is the code assignment for heat ablation of the saphenous vein?  ...

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