What is endovascular stent grafting?

What is endovascular stent grafting?

An endovascular stent graft is a fabric tube supported by metal wire stents (also called a scaffold) that reinforces the weak spot in the aorta. Using X-ray guidance, the surgeon places the graft in the area of the aneurysm.

What is procedure code 34705?

CPT® 34705, Under Endovascular Repair Procedures of the Abdominal Aorta and/or Iliac Arteries. The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 34705 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range – Endovascular Repair Procedures of the Abdominal Aorta and/or Iliac Arteries.

What CPT code replaced 34800?

ENDOVASCULAR REPAIR OF THE ABDOMINAL AORTA AND ILIAC ARTERIES. This entire section of codes was updated and revised, resulting in the deletion of codes 34800–34806, 34285-6, 34900, 75952-4, and 0255T.

What CPT code replaced 37236?

Instead, arterial vascular stent codes 37236–37237 would be reported.

What is the difference between a stent and a stent graft?

A stent-graft is a device constructed from a stent and a vascular conduit that is inserted using catheter techniques and image guidance. The stent serves to anchor the graft in the blood vessel lumen, and in most cases provides structural support for the graft material.

What is an EVAR procedure?

Endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to manage abdominal aortic aneurysms. The aorta is the largest artery that carries blood from your heart to other parts of your body.

What is procedure code 36200?

When the documentation shows that the catheter placement was only in the aorta, the non-selective catheter placement CPT code 36200 is coded. Once the catheter is placed into a selective artery, the non-selective code is removed and bundled in with the highest selected catheter placement.

What CPT code replaced 36120?

Angiography code 36120 Introduction of needle or intracatheter, retrograde brachial artery, is also deleted. As a replacement, code 36410 becomes a standalone code and is revised to indicate: Introduction of needle or intracatheter, upper or lower extremity artery.

What is CPT code for EVAR?

CPT code 34717 and 34718 describe endovascular repair of the iliac artery using an iliac branched endograft.

What is the correct CPT code for placement of a transcatheter stent graft to treat lower extremity aneurysm?

Code 37236 is used for stent graft placement to treat an aneurysm below the iliac artery.

What is CPT code for stent placement?

92980 Transcatheter placement of an intracoronary stent(s) percutaneous, with or without other therapeutic intervention, initial vessel.

What is the CPT code for endovascular extension?

Extensions may be placed at the time of initial endovascular repair, or may be placed at a later date, as necessary. Code +34709 is assigned at the time of initial endograft placement with code range 34701-34708. Report 34710 and +34711 for delayed placement of extensions at a later date.

What is the CPT code for endograft surgery?

These procedures have several key components: Preprocedure sizing of the aneurysm and selection of the appropriate type of endograft are part of the preservice work included in the endograft CPT codes 34701-34708. The preservice planning and sizing should not be reported separately.

What is the CPT code for iliac stent placement?

These stent placements are to be coded using CPT codes 37236-37239. Please note CPT codes 37236-32739 include radiological supervision and interpretation. Endovascular repair codes are not to be used to report for treatment of atherosclerotic occlusive disease in the iliac artery (ies).

What is the CPT code for endovascular repair of acute rupture?

Endovascular repair in the aortic or iliac arteries for acute rupture is reported using CPT codes 34702, 34704, 34706, or 34708. When reporting these codes, rupture is defined in the CPT manual as “clinical and/or radiographic evidence of acute hemorrhage.”