Would non-selective codes be inclusive if a non-selective angiography is performed during a cardiac catheterization from the same access?


Yes, if performing non-selective angiography during a cardiac catheterization, the non-selective codes (36200, 36140) would be inclusive in the coronary codes if performed from the same access.

36200 Introduction of catheter, aorta
36140 Introduction of needle or intracatheter, upper or lower extremity artery

This question was answered in our annual Cardiology Reimbursement & Compliance Update webcast. For more hot topics relating to cardiology services, please visit our store or call us at 1.800.252.1578, ext. 2.


CPT® copyright 2021 American Medical Association (AMA). All rights reserved.

Fee schedules, relative value units, conversion factors and/or related components are not assigned by the AMA, are not part of CPT, and the AMA is not recommending their use. The AMA does not directly or indirectly practice medicine or dispense medical services. The AMA assumes no liability for data contained or not contained herein.

CPT is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.