Embolectomy With A Bypass

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Question:

I did a popliteal embolectomy and a fem-pop bypass with vein. Can I report both the bypass and the embolectomy?

Answer:

CPT states “Primary vascular procedures include establishing inflow and outflow by whatever procedures necessary”. Since the popliteal vessel is the outflow vessel, any procedure performed in that vessel; endarterectomy or embolectomy are included in the bypass procedure.

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