AV Access Imaging

AV Access Imaging

November 15, 2018

How do I code for AV access if instead of puncturing AV access, the common femoral artery is accessed and the catheter is advanced to the AV access for imaging?

CPT says “For radiological supervision and interpretation of dialysis access circuit angiography performed through existing access(es) or catheter- based arterial access, report 36901 with a modifier 52”.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 11/15/18.

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