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

Please note this question was answered in 2017. The coding advice may or may not be outdated.


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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