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CPT changes for IVR

Fenestrated endovascular aortic repair (FEVAR): A new code has been created for physician planning that requires at least 90 minutes for FEVAR (34839).

Scelerotherapy: The code for the treatment of facial spider veins (36469) has been deleted and no replacement code or guidance has been provided.

Carotid and vertebral stents: The codes for transcatheter carotid stent placement (37215-37217) have been revised and a new code (37218) for open or percutaneous antegrade approach treatment of intrathoracic common carotid artery or innominate artery has been added for 2015.

Arterial stent placement: The description of codes 37236-37237 has been revised to indicate that they are not to be used for lower extremity artery stenting for occlusive disease as codes are already available for this purpose.

Reference: www.radiologytoday.net

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