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** This procedure is Unilateral and can be billed as bilateral.
** Medicare and other major commercial insurance will require you to
append your Modifier 50 for the bilateral procedure code and bill as 1 unit
** (ask your other payors on how they recognize a bilateral modifier)
** Global: 90 days
** Crosses over with ICD-9 Codes: (medical necessity)

454.1         Varicose veins of lower extremities with inflammation
454.2         Varicose veins of lower extremities with ulcer and inflammation
** This procedure is Unilateral and can be billed as bilateral.
** Medicare and other major commercial insurance will require you to
append your Modifier 50 for the bilateral procedure code and bill as 1 unit
** (ask your other payors on how they recognize a bilateral modifier)
** Global: 90 days
** Crosses over with ICD-9 Codes: (medical necessity)


37766         Stab phlebectomy of varicose veins, 1 extremity; more than
20 incisions

** This procedure is Unilateral and can be billed as bilateral.
** Medicare and other major commercial insurance will require you to
append your Modifier 50 for the bilateral procedure code and bill as 1 unit
** (ask your other payors on how they recognize a bilateral modifier)
** Global: 90 days
** Crosses over with ICD-9 Codes: (medical necessity)

454.1         Varicose veins of lower extremities with inflammation
454.2         Varicose veins of lower extremities with ulcer and inflammation

Per CPT, lesser that 10 stab incisions, use CPT code 37799         
Unlisted procedure, vascular surgery

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REFERENCES: AMA's CPT 2012 Code Book, Anatomy and Physiology
Book and a Medical Dictionary.