May 28, 2020
I almost always use a 12 French or larger catheter for placing the main body for EVAR. Do I always bill the new code 34713, when what I use is 12 French or larger?
Yes, if your approach/exposure is percutaneous. CPT code +34713, Percutaneous access and closure of femoral artery for delivery of endograft through a large sheath (12 French or larger), including ultrasound guidance, when performed, unilateral , is only appropriate when the access is percutaneous. If you do an open exposure and use a 12 French or larger catheter, code 34713 would not be reported.
For more detailed information on coding the new EVAR code set, please take a look at our webinar or contact us for a consultation.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 05/28/20.