Created Nov 2010
Reviewed Dec 2019
What code should we assign for a bovine pericardium patch graft performed during carotid endarterectomy?
Options for patch graft of an artery are:
33548-00  Patch graft of artery using autologous material
33548-01  Patch graft of artery using synthetic material
Assign the code 33548-00  Patch graft of artery using autologous material as ‘autologous’ is a non-essential modifier in the ACHI Index.
Free text should be used to specify the procedure performed e.g. Bovine pericardium patch graft R carotid artery.