Cardiology Question for the Week of January 15, 2024


Can you please elaborate on the procedure outlined in 0620T so we can better understand when to report this code?


In the procedure described by code 0620T, an arteriovenous anastomosis is created in the lower extremity proximal to an area of disease in the tibial or peroneal veins. Via the anastomosis, the distal portion of the target vein is repurposed to act as an artery to provide distal perfusion of oxygenated blood to the foot. This is done by the destruction of the vein’s valves. Stent grafts are placed to establish a permanent conduit for blood flow.

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