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Bundle Same Vascular Family and Approach

Question: Can I bill 36215 and 36216 together for a first and second order thoracic branch arterial catheter placement? Or should I use +36218 with 36215 because 36216 includes 36215(because the physician went through the first branch to get to the second)? Kentucky Subscriber Answer: The appropriate code choice will depend on the documentation for the specific case and the specific vessels [...]