AMA CPT® Assistant - 2004 Issue 12 (December)

Cardiovascular System/Surgery (December 2004)

December 2004 page 18a Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Cardiovascular System/Surgery, 34800, 34805 (Q&A) Question Can you provide clarification regarding the difference between codes 34800, Endovascular repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm or dissection; using aortoaortic tube prosthesis, and 34805, Endovascular repair of infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm or dissection; using aorto-uniiliac or aortounifemoral prosthesis? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, codes 34800 and 34805 describe closely related procedures. Both are reported for endovascular aortic aneurysm repair. The primary differences are the length and shape of prosthesis required for effective aneurysm treatment. The 34800 prosthesis lies only in the...

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