Topic: Ervicocerebral Arteries

Tip of the Week: Coding for Cervicocerebral Arteries Diagnostic Studies

CPT codes for diagnostic studies of cervicocerebral arteries were added in 2013. Codes 36221-36228 should be used for selective and nonselective placement of arterial catheter for diagnostic imaging of the aortic arch, carotid, and vertebral arteries. The codes include vessel assessment, catheter placement, contrast injections, fluoroscopy, radiological supervision and interpretation, and closure of the arteriotomy. ...


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