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Cut Through 36221-36228 Confusion With May CPT® Assistant®s Handy Bullet Lists
August 02, 2013

Cervicocerebral angiography codes 36221-36228 have been challenging coders since their January 2013 introduction. Changes to terminology, packaged services, and hierarchies have everyone from newbies to veterans feeling the stress of learning a whole new way to code. You®ll find a shortcut to clarity in the just released May 2013 CPT® Assistant, complete with an aortic arch anatomy graphic, bullet lists of key code features, coding examples, and an easy to use summary of included and excluded services.

Learn more about cervicocerebral angiography coding and other May 2013 CPT Assistant® topics by entering these codes or keywords into SuperCoder.com®s Code Connect search:

  • Cervicocerebral angiography: 36221-36228, 75650, 75660, 75662, 75665, 75671, 75676, 75680, 75685
  • Intraoperative neurophysiology monitoring including electromyography (EMG), nerve conduction studies and more: 92585, 95822, 95860, 95861, 95863, 95864, 95865, 95866, 95867,95868, 95869,95870, 95885, 95886, 95907, 95908, 95909, 95910, 95911, 95912, 95913, 95920, 95925, 95926, 95927, 95928, 95929, 95930, 95933, 95937, 95938, 95939, 95940, 95941
  • Plethysmography: 93720-93722, 94726-94728
  • Transport: 99288, 99291, 99292, 99466, 99467, 99485, 99486.

For targeted advice addressing tough cases, search Code Connect for the latest CPT® Assistant FAQs. Access the authoritative guidance included in May®s issue by keying in the keywords or codes below:

  • Cardiac catheterization, moderate sedation: 93451, 93452, 93453, 93454, 93456, 93457, 93458, 93459, 93460, 93461, 93462, 93530, 99143, 99144, 99145, 99148, 99149, 99150
  • Dermatological laser treatment: 96920. 96921, 96922, 96999
  • Digestive tract services: 43246, 44705, 44799, G0455
  • Neuroplasty, arthroscopic including arthroscopy procedures on the musculoskeletal system: 29800, 29804, 29805, 29806, 29807, 29819, 29820, 29821, 29822, 29823, 29824, 29825, 29826, 29827, 29828, 29830, 29834, 29835, 29836, 29837, 29838, 29840, 29843, 29844, 29845, 29846, 29847, 29848, 29850, 29851, 29855, 29856, 29860, 29861 29862, 29863, 29866, 29867, 29868, 29870, 29871, 29873, 29874, 29875, 29877, 29879, 29880, 29881, 29882, 29883, 29884, 29885, 29886, 29887, 29888, 29889, 29891, 29892, 29893, 29894, 29895, 29897, 29898, 29899, 29900, 29901, 29902, 29904, 29905, 29906, 29907, 29999, 64713
  • Psychiatry, add-on codes, health and behavior assessment/intervention procedures, prolonged services with direct patient contact: 90785, 90791, 90832, 90833, 90834, 90836, 90837, 90838, 96150, 96151, 96152, 96153, 96154, 96155, 99354, 99355, 99356, 99357.