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    Default Atherectomy venous

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    Is there a CPT code for a percutaneous atherectomy-common femoral vein???

    I see there is a venous angioplasty code but not seeing atherectomy? Am I missing it or will I have to go unlisted?

    Jessica CPC, CCC

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    Look at 35493. Per CPT, this is a "transluminal peripheral atherectomy, percutaneous; femoral-popliteal.

    Dawn CPC, CCC

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    Well, is the code for PTA same/applicable for all types of peripheral atherectomy devices-like Conventional Directional Atherectomy Device, Laser, Rotational Atherectomy Device?
    By the way is the one used here a device like Conventional Directional Atherectomy or PTA or what?
    Could you please enlighten a little more?
    Could you explain the coding description with more details and the appropriate numbers for all the currently available atherectomy Devices please?
    Thank you

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