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Radiology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Submit Multiple Codes for Thrombectomy Procedure

Question: Our physician who is a resident assisted for the angioplasty of the inferior vena cava for a vacuum thrombectomy procedure. How can we code for this service? Tennessee Subscriber Answer: You report the angioplasty using 35476 (Transluminal balloon angioplasty, percutaneous; venous) and 75978 (Transluminal balloon angioplasty, venous [e.g., subclavian stenosis], radiological supervision and interpretation). If you’re reporting only your physician’s services, [...]