AMA CPT® Assistant - 2013 Issue 5 (May)

Diagnostic Studies of Cervicocerebral Arteries (May 2013)

May 2013 pages 3-5 Diagnostic Studies of Cervicocerebral Arteries For CPT 2013, a new subheading was created in the Vascular Injection Procedures section entitled "Diagnostic Studies of Cervicocerebral Arteries" with accompanying guidelines that clarify the intent and use of newly established codes 36221-36228. Although the procedures described by these codes are not new to the CPT code set, the method of reporting them has changed. The AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) determined that there was duplication of work among the carotid angiography codes when various carotid angiography services, as indicated below, were provided together and component coding was...

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