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Addendum:

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.

Lonnie

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Collins, Lonnie [SMTP:[log in to unmask]]
> Sent: Tuesday, December 22, 1998 9:21 AM
> To:   [log in to unmask]
> Subject:      Re: Vein Mapping Reimbursement.
>
> Doug,
>
> 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
> > 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
> 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
> > TDVL
> > Maitland (Orlando), Fl.
> >
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