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CPT 2011: 37220 to +37223 Revamp Your Iliac Intervention Coding Options


- Published on Wed, Dec 15, 2010
Think outside the box for iliac atherectomy. Are you ready to apply CPT's new revascularization codes starting January 1? Check out these six tips to get you on your way. What's changing: CPT 2011 offers up new codes to help you report services more accurately, including endovascular revascularization, says Marcella Bucknam, CPC, CCS-P, CPC-H, CCS, CPC-P, COBGC, CCC, manager of compliance education for the University of Washington Physicians Compliance Program in Seattle. Specifically, CPT 2011 adds several new codes that represent lower extremity endovascular revascularization, meaning angioplasty, atherectomy, and stenting. Here's how the codes break down:
  • Iliac: 37220-+37223 -- Revascularization, endovascular, open or percutaneous, iliac artery ...
  • Femoral, popliteal: 37224-37227 -- Revascularization, endovascular, open or percutaneous, femoral, popliteal artery(s), unilateral ...
  • Tibial/peroneal: 37228-+37235 -- Revascularization, endovascular, open or percutaneous, tibial, peroneal artery, unilateral ...
In this article, iliac artery services are the focus. [...]

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