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CPT

2017
At-AGlance:
Translumi
nal

Out With the Old: CPT 2017 Deletes These Codes


DELETING...

Transluminal balloon angioplasty

Open

Percutaneous

Renal or other visceral artery

35450
35452

35471

Brachiocephalic trunk or branches, each vessel 35458


35460
Venous

35475

Aortic

Dont forget
about the
deletion of the
associated
supervision and
interpretation
(S&I) codes, too:

35472
35476

75962-+75964 for peripheral


artery angioplasty S&I
75966-75968 for renal or
other visceral artery
angioplasty S&I
75978 for venous angioplasty
S&I.

In With the New: CPT 2017 Adds These Codes

ARTERIES
Initial: 37246, Transluminal balloon angioplasty
(except lower extremity artery[ies] for occlusive
disease, intracranial, coronary, pulmonary, or
dialysis circuit), open or percutaneous, including
all imaging and radiological supervision and
interpretation necessary to perform the
angioplasty within the same artery;initial artery
Additional: +37247, each additional artery
(List separately in addition to code for primary
procedure)

In With the New: CPT 2017 Adds These Codes

VEINS
Initial: 37248, Transluminal balloon angioplasty
(except dialysis circuit), open or percutaneous,
including all imaging and radiological supervision
and interpretation necessary to perform the
angioplasty within the same vein;initial vein
Additional: +37249, each additional vein (List
separately in addition to code for primary
procedure)

Not Sure Which Vessels These Codes Apply To?


ARTERIES
DO NOT use artery codes 37246 and +37247 for these angioplasty services:

Lower extremity artery for occlusive disease


Pulmonary
Intracranial
Dialysis circuit
Coronary
VEINS
DO NOT use vein codes 37248 and +37249 for these angioplasty services:

Dialysis circuit

Not Sure Which Vessels These Codes Apply To?


VEINS
DO use vein codes 37248 and +37249 for these
angioplasty services (based on the AMA CPT Indexs
Angioplasty entry):

Venous
Renal
Tibial/Peroneal, Balloon Visceral

VEINS
ARTERIES
DO use artery codes 37246 and +37247 for these
angioplasty services (based on the AMA CPT Indexs
Angioplasty entry):

Aorta
Axillary
Brachiocephalic

Renal
Subclavian
Visceral

CAUTION

The Index also lists the codes


under Angioplasty
Tibial/Peroneal, Balloon, but
watch for when occlusive
disease treatment codes from
3722x are more appropriate.

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