AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 12 (December)

Use of the New Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Codes (December 2000)

December 2000 pages 1-8 Use of the New Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair Codes Prior to the publication of CPT 2001, the only way to report repair of an abdominal aortic aneurysm was to use the open or direct repair codes (included in the 35001 series). Different methods now exist, however, that do not require open dissection of the abdominal aorta to accomplish the repair. These methods use minimally invasive procedures to implant endovascular devices for treatment of the aneurysm. In this article we will discuss differences between open abdominal aortic aneurysm repairs and the new endovascular abdominal aortic...

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