Repeat Carotid Endarterectomy Coding

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October 4, 2018

Question:
How is a repeat carotid endarterectomy reported; a few years after the first?

Answer:
Code 35301, thromboendarterectomy, including patch graft, if performed, carotid, vertebral, subclavian, by neck incision is reported along with the add-on code +35390, re-do carotid endarterectomy at least one month after the original procedure.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 10/04/18.

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