Stab Phlebectomy – Less Than 10 Stabs. What To Do?

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May 29, 2014

Question:

I did a stab phlebectomy of 8 stabs in the right leg. I see the code 37765 is for 10-12 stabs. Does that mean I can’t use that code for 8 stabs?

Answer:

You are correct that the codes for stab phlebectomy are for the number of stabs per extremity; 37765 for 10-20 and 37766 for more than 20. If you perform less than 10, you can still bill the procedure, but you must bill it as an unlisted code, 37799. Set your fee at approximately 75% of your fee for 37765.