AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 9 (September)

Surgery/Cardiovascular System (September 2008)

September 2008 page 10 Surgery: Cardiovascular , 35475 (Q&A) Question: Is it appropriate to report CPT code 35475, Transluminal balloon angioplasty; percutaneous; brachiocephalic trunk or branches, each vessel, for left subclavian angioplasty? Answer: Yes. CPT code 35475 would be appropriate to use for left subclavian angioplasty. Except for situations specifically described by other CPT codes (eg, carotid angioplasty and stenting), this code is intended to describe angioplasty of any neck or upper extremity artery. Surgery: Cardiovascular , 35475 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2008; September 2008 page 10 ...

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