AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 7 (July)

Coding Communication: Lower Extremity Revascularization (37220-37235) and Supra-Inguinal Atherectomy Reporting (0234T-0238T) (July 2011)

July 2011 pages 3-11 Coding Communication: Lower Extremity Revascularization (37220-37235) and Supra-Inguinal Atherectomy Reporting (0234T-0238T) The Category I Surgery Cardiovascular section of CPT® 2011 contains a new endovascular lower extremity revascularization subsection (37220-37235). In addition, the Category III section contains a new atherectomy for supra-inguinal arteries subsection with the addition of codes 0234T-0238T. The background information provided in this article may be helpful to understand the structure, intent, and use of codes 37220-37235 and 0234T-0238T. Overview During the Relative Update Committee’s (RUC’s) Five-Year Review of the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule process, a recommendation was made to combine the CPT...

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