We use v67.09 and 459.1 for our post procedure studies. Also, can't
remember where the following info came from (I believe from an ICD-9 and
CPT manual) but it should give you a jumping on point for consideration.
Hope it helps.
Follow-up studies for post-operative conditions:
1. In the immediate post-operative period, patients may be studied if
reestablished pulses are lost, become equivocal, or if the patient
develops related signs and/or symptoms of ischemia with impending repeat
2. With regards to autogenous lower extremity vein bypass surgeries, a
study can be performed at three-month intervals during the first year, and
at six-month intervals thereafter.
3. Follow-up studies more frequent than every 6 months are not reasonable
and necessary post-angioplasty in the absence of signs and symptoms of
ischemia. Synthetic grafts may be studied if the patient develops signs
and/or symptoms of occlusive disease.
An ABI, done without further vascular studies, is not separately billable,
but is included in the office visit services.
Duplex scan for post-interventional follow-up which is typically limited
in scope and unilateral in nature should use the unilateral or “limited
study” codes (i.e., 93926 or 93931). Consequently, the “complete” duplex
scan codes (i.e., 93925 or 93930) should seldom be used except in patients
who had bilateral interventions.
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