Diagnostic Venography at Time of Venoplasty

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Question:

My question is regarding the S&I codes for venography (75820) with venoplasty when both venography (75820, 76011) and venoplasty (35476, 75978) are performed in an outpatient acute care facility. We are coding for the facility. I have an edit for venography code 75820 being included in 35476. Is it appropriate to report code 75820 with a -59 modifier if no prior venography has been done?

Question ID: 5995
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