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 doesn't
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
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> 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 upper
> 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
> Maitland (Orlando), Fl.
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