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The correct Dx code for a 60% (or better) carotid stenosis. Our medicare
carrier has authorized a TCD on any person with a 60% (or better) carotid
stenosis. I have only seen the codes for stenosis in general - no
definition of the degree of the stenosis.
--- Terri Tallman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> I have a few coding questions for vascular testing when doing post op
> follow ups.
> 1. Does the indication on our report have to state the reason for the
> surgery or can we just have the surgical history? ie Lower extremity
> bypass. Can report have indication "11/22/02 Right Femoral to popliteal
> bypass graft" or must it state "11/22/02 Right Femoral to popliteal
> graft for rest pain".
> 2. Does the report always have to state Peripheral Arterial Disease or
> Carotid stenosis for an indication along with the surgical history or is
> stating arterial bypass history or CEA history self explanatory of
> 3. For the post op coding. Can the V67.00 be used only for 1st post op
> scan or according to medicare guidelines of 6wk, 6mo, 1yr? Am I correct
> that you code V67.00 and the condition that prompted the surgery?
> Terri Lucas Tallman, AS, RVT
> Space Coast Sonography, Inc.
> Melbourne, FL
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