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General Surgery Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Beware All-Encompassing Endograft Codes

Question: For a patient with an infrarenal aorta aneurysm that had not ruptured, our surgeon used an aortic tube endograft to repair the vessel. The procedure involved additional stenting in the right renal artery. How should we code this case? Nebraska Subscriber Answer: You should code the case using new code 34701 (Endovascular repair of infrarenal aorta by deployment of [...]