Minimally invasive valve replacement w/bypass and femoral vein repair

May 30, 2017


Can you code for the repair of the femoral vein (35226) with primary procedure of mini sternotomy approach-minimally invasive aortic valve replacement (CPT 33405)? Since this was a minimally invasive procedure and bypass was performed (the femoral vein was repaired due to the cannulation of the vein for bypass), I wanted clarification whether the femoral vein repair could be reported.

Question ID: 9402
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