September 2016 Q & A

Question: Brachial Cutdown Not Involving AAA Repair

I have used 34834 for a brachial artery cutdown for AAA repair. Can you please advise on CPT Code for cutdown of brachial artery for repair of SFA aneurysm with a Viabahn Stent?

 

Answer:
There is no separate code for a cutdown during an SFA or other vessel stent as codes 37236 and 37226 are for open or percutaneous per the CPT descriptor.