Carotid Endarterectomy Coding

Carotid Endarterectomy Coding

September 20, 2018

Question:
Can carotid endarterectomy, 35301, be billed more than once if plaque is removed from common, internal and external carotid?

Answer:
Code 35301, thromboendarterectomy, including patch graft, if performed, carotid, vertebral, subclavian, by neck incision, includes removing plaque at the carotid bifurcation and includes all removal from the common, internal and external carotid arteries.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 09/20/18.

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