Billing for Multiple Embolectomies

Billing for Multiple Embolectomies

December 5, 2019

Question:
How do we code multiple embolectomies of the aorta when using 34201? Do we code units by the number removed?

Answer:
34201, Embolectomy or thrombectomy, with or without catheter; femoropopliteal, aortoiliac artery, by leg incision is billed once per leg incision no matter how many emboli are removed from each incision. If this is performed bilaterally (two leg incisions), then bill 34201 with mod -50.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/05/19.

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