October 19, 2023
How is the TCAR procedure reported?
Transcarotid Artery Revascularization (TCAR) is a minimally invasive procedure that can clear blockages and open a narrowed cervical carotid artery. The surgeon makes an incision over the common carotid artery to perform the repair. During the TCAR procedure, the surgical team reverses blood flow in the area of the blockage.
TCAR is reported with the same code as a carotid stent, 37215, Transcatheter placement of intravascular stent(s), cervical carotid artery, open or percutaneous, including angioplasty, when performed, and radiological supervision and interpretation; with distal embolic protection.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 10/19/23.