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When to use CPT code for Arteriogram

Basics of CPT code for Arteriogram

We know many procedures which includes puncturing of an artery. For any examination of any artery, the physician needs to examine the artery by inserting a catheter into the artery. For upper or lower extremity artery exam, will use only one CPT code for arteriography or ateriogram. We have learnt previously about coding peripheral angiography and selective angiogram cpt codes. Here, also we use similar Supervision and interpretion (S&I) codes as used for angiography procedures. These codes are used for the introduction of needle or intracatheter in any extremity artery

When to use CPT code for Arteriogram

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Description of CPT code for Extremity Arteriogram

We use only two CPT codes here for the examination of upper or lower extremity arteries (arteriography). The first CPT code 36140, is used when an artery is accessed or punctured using a needle. Then a catheter is inserted using a guidewire into the artery. The radiological examination or the S&I is coded using CPT code 75710 (unilateral) or 75716 (bilateral).

36140 – Introduction of need or intracatheter; extremity artery

75710 – Angiography, extremity, unilateral, radiological supervision and interpretation

75716 – Angiography, extremity, bilateral, radiological supervision and interpretation

S & I code 75710 and 75716, includes the capturing of images of extremity arteries and reports the findings.