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Occlusion Vs Thrombosis
I have a case where the physician is performing a thrombectomy (37184) with a Penumbra catheter as well as an atherectomy/balloon angioplasty (37229) in the right anterior tibial artery. Anterior tibial stenosis is documented as well as an "occlusion" in the same artery. Is it okay to capture the thrombectomy even though he is only naming it an occlusion?
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