AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 10 (October)

Lower Extremity Revascularization (37220-37235): Additional Catheterization Reporting (36200, 36245, 36246) (October 2011)

October 2011 page 9 Lower Extremity Revascularization (37220-37235): Additional Catheterization Reporting (36200, 36245, 36246) The July 2011 edition of CPT Assistant featured an article discussing the intent and use of the lower extremity revascularization procedure codes. Also included in the article were several commonly asked questions related to specific therapeutic lower extremity revascularization interventions involving additional arterial catheterization. To offer further clarification, several examples are provided here to illustrate the reporting of those instances in which catheterization of specific artery(ies) (eg, external iliac, common iliac) may or may not allow for additional reporting. In particular, code 36200, Introduction of...

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