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Prahlad Posted Fri 20th of December, 2019 00:41:23 AM
1. Successful PTA and stent placement to the left internal carotid artery into the common carotid artery using distal protection device with a 7 x 30 Precise stent. 2. Selective angiogram of the left common carotid artery. 3. Intracerebral angiography. 4. Ascending thoracic aortogram.
SuperCoder Answered Mon 23rd of December, 2019 09:16:32 AM

Hi Prahlad,

These types of cardiac procedures cannot be coded without operative reports. Operative report is must for accurate coding.

As per the limited documentation we have, code 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 appears to be appropriat.Also, please check code 75600 for thoracic aortogram.


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