2 First-Order Upper Extremity Artery Selections in Same Vascular Family

June 12, 2017

Question:

We have an interesting scenario and are seeking guidance on the correct way to code. If a patient is accessed via the right brachial artery, and the right radial and right ulnar arteries are selected, would that be coded as 36215-RT and 36215-RT for two first order selections in the same vascular family (since 36218 is for additional selections of the second and third order and beyond selections)?

Question ID: 9246
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