Dialysis Access Creation in Lower Extremity

December 1, 2016

I created an AV access in the leg. What code do I use for this?

The CPT codes for AV graft or fistula creation apply to the lower extremity as well as the upper extremity. Take a look at codes 36281- 36830 for the most appropriate code for the procedure you performed.

The codes for AV access/dialysis circuit imaging and interventions all change on January 1, 2017. Join Teri Romano for a webinar on these and other new vascular codes on December 14, 2016. 

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/01/16.

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