April 27, 2017
The surgeon repaired an aneurysm in a lower extremity bypass graft through an open approach. Is this coded with an aneurysm code?
Open repair of an aneurysm that occurs in a lower extremity bypass graft is coded as a bypass graft revision, using the appropriate open revision code (35876-35884).
*This response is based on the best information available as of 04/27/17.