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angiography codes

Kim Posted Fri 27th of March, 2015 10:11:08 AM

Our doctor performed the following angiography: Aortic arch angiography 2) Brachiocephalic angiography 3)Selective carotid angiography. I am not sure which codes to use. Could you please help me on this?

SuperCoder Answered Mon 30th of March, 2015 08:16:57 AM

Use 36200 for the aortic arch angiography with modifier 59, 36215 for brachiocephalic angiography (first order branch within the same vascular family), but need more information on selective carotid part because it is divided into extracranial and intracarotid divisions.

Kim Posted Fri 15th of May, 2015 13:25:50 PM

This is the dictation for Aortic arch angiography 2) Brachiocephalic angiography 3) Selective carotid angiography. Arterial access gaind via the right femoral artery using modified Seldinger technique and a 5-French sheath placed without difficulty. An angled pigtail catheter was used for arch angiography. A Bard catheter was used for selective angiography of the left carotid artery and for selective angiography of the brachiocephalic and right carotid artery.

SuperCoder Answered Mon 18th of May, 2015 07:40:16 AM

So in that case you can use 36216 as well for right carotid artery angiography, and use modifier 59 with 36200 and with 36215.

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