March 19, 2020
I’m confused about how to code the catheterization with the new EVAR codes. We still do a bilateral catheterization of the aorta. Can we code 36200 bilaterally?
The new EVAR codes, updated and completely changed in 2018, bundle the aorta catheterization with the main body placement, so 36200, non-selective arterial catheterization, is no longer separately reported. This is just one of many changes that were made to coding for EVAR. This change also impacts TEVAR coding.
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*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/19/20.