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Lower extremity interventional vascular coding

Hwa Posted Mon 10th of November, 2014 15:33:56 PM

Our physician does an atherectomy of the right posterior tibial artery. He then proceeds to do an angioplasty of the right medial plantar artery and the common plantar artery. The code for the atherectomy of the PTA is 37229. Can the angioplasties of the common plantar and the medial plantar be coded separately, or are they considered part of the PTA and therefore, bundled with the atherectomy code? If they can be coded separately, how should they be coded?

SuperCoder Answered Wed 12th of November, 2014 11:39:47 AM

We are working on it and will get back to you ASAP. Thanks for your patience.

SuperCoder Answered Wed 12th of November, 2014 12:24:18 PM

Yes, you can report angioplasties of the common plantar and the medial plantar separately using two units of code 37232, Revascularization, endovascular, open or percutaneous, tibial/peroneal artery, unilateral, each additional vessel; with transluminal angioplasty (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure).

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