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Eleen Posted Thu 15th of June, 2017 08:24:49 AM
How would the two catheterizations be coded? Selective catheterization of the right posterior cervical artery Selective catheterization of the right common carotid artery Thank you!
SuperCoder Answered Fri 16th of June, 2017 07:04:04 AM

For selective catheterization of right common carotid artery, CPT 36222 or 36223 is appropriate according to the angiography performed extracranial or intracranial part respectively; check your medical documents to clarify. For posterior cervical artery, if it is specifically vertebral artery then use CPT 36226. Radiological supervision and interpretation will not be coded separately with both the codes.

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