AMA CPT® Assistant - 2013 Issue 2 (February)

Surgery: Cardiovascular System (Q&A) (February 2013)

February 2013 page 17 Surgery: Cardiovascular System Question: Regarding add-on code 36227, Selective catheter placement, external carotid artery, unilateral, with angiography of the ipsilateral external carotid circulation and all associated radiological supervision and interpretation (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure) - if the procedure report does not state that the external carotid artery (ECA) was selected, just "described," may this code be reported? Also, would follow-up imaging within the ECA (75774) be reported separately? Answer: No. The ECA must be selected in order to report add-on code 36227. When the ECA is selected, it is...

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