by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC

Question:
If an aorto-bi-iliac graft is used for an iliac artery aneurysm only, would you report code 34707 or 34705?

Answer:
Initially code to the pathology (aneurysm), then to the device (ABI endograft). Codes 34705 and 34707 are used to report endovascular endografts for treatment of aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm, traumatic disruption, etc. (not stenosis). We would report 34705 here.

If an ABI endograft was placed for stenosis, code to the stenosis first (37236, 37237), not the device.

 

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