General Question for the Week of January 22, 2024


What are the codes for atherectomy in the iliac arteries?


Iliac artery atherectomy is assigned Category III code 0238T. This code can be separately assigned with 37220 or 37221 if angioplasty and/or stenting is performed in addition to atherectomy. Code 0238T does not include vascular catheterization, but codes 37220-37223 do, so if iliac atherectomy is performed in the same leg through the same access as iliac angioplasty and/or stent placement, do not assign a catheterization code.

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