Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Add on CPT Code 35683 Bypass Graft, Autogenous composite, 3 or more segments of vein from 2 or more locations
Add-on code 35683 includes harvesting at least 3 segments of autologous vein from at least 2 different body sites and anastomosing the harvested segments together to fom a conduit of only autologous venous tissue that is long enough to be used in the bypass procedure.
This code requires at least 2 anastomoses to form the conduit.
This code is reported with specific femoral-, tibial-, and popliteal- type bypass procedures that are reported with codes 35556 and 35566, 35570-3557, and 35583-35587.
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