tci Part B Insider - 2014 Issue 31

Part B Coding Coach: Check FEVAR, Stent and Embolization Codes to Reflect the Latest Changes

Expanded 37241-37244 guidelines aim to help you capture catheterization pay. The time has arrived for another roundup of corrections and revisions to cardiology-related codes in CPT® 2014. CPT® introduced these changes in March with an effective date of Feb. 10, 2014. Factor In These 2 FEVAR Instruction Changes The first set of changes affects instructions related to fenestrated endovascular repair (FEVAR) codes: 34841-34844, Endovascular repair of visceral aorta (e.g., aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm, dissection, penetrating ulcer, intramural hematoma, or traumatic disruption) by deployment of a fenestrated visceral aortic endograft and all associated radiological supervision and interpretation, including target zone angioplasty...

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