AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 7 (July)

Cardiovascular System Surgery, 33510 (Q&A) (July 1999)

July 1999 page 11b Coding Consultation Cardiovascular System Surgery, 33510 (Q&A) Question My physician harvested a saphenous vein graft for a coronary artery bypass procedure. A different physician actually performed the coronary artery bypass procedure. The coronary artery bypass procedure involved the use of venous grafting only and two coronary venous grafts were performed. How would my physician report his portion of the procedure? AMA Comment Based on the guidelines for reporting venous grafting only for coronary artery bypass, harvesting or procurement of the saphenous vein graft for a coronary artery bypass procedure is included in the description...

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