AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 5 (May)

Surgery: Cardiovascular System (May 2007)

May 2007 page 9b Coding Communication:Surgery: Cardiovascular System Question What is the appropriate way to report the harvest of a vein graft when performing a thromboendarterectomy of the tibial artery? AMA Comment CPT code 35305, Thromboendarterectomy, including patch graft, if performed; tibial or peroneal artery, initial vessel, includes the harvest of any vein graft(s) that may be necessary to complete the procedure with a patch graft following the removal of plaque and diseased portions of the artery. Surgery: Cardiovascular System (May 2007). CPT® Assistant. 2007; May 2007 page 9b ...

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