Doug, the 451.0 is the ICD-9 code I use. The CPT code we use is 93971 or
93970 depending on the number of limbs examined.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Collins, Lonnie [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 9:21 AM
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> Subject: Re: Vein Mapping Reimbursement.
> I use 451.0 (superficial vein thrombus). Some may say that I'm stretching
> with this one. But my protocol includes evaluating for acute or chronic
> obstruction as well as for vein size. If the vein is not open, size
> matter. To my knowledge, we have been getting paid with this code.
> Lonnie Collins, RVT
> Columbia , Missouri
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: D E M [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> > Sent: Monday, December 21, 1998 6:15 PM
> > To: [log in to unmask]
> > Subject: Re: Vein Mapping Reimbursement.
> > Fellow Netters,
> > I know this topic was covered a while back, but I would like to know how
> > many labs are using 93971 (unilat or limited venous) for lower ( or
> > for that matter) vein mapping. Also, are you routinely getting
> > reimbursed. I was told by our office manager recently that medicare was
> > not reimbursing us for our vein mappings. Any input/ suggestions???
> > Doug Marcum RT(R), RDMS, RVT
> > TDVL
> > Maitland (Orlando), Fl.
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