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SFA ANGOPLASY AND STENTSX2

Monica Posted Mon 07th of October, 2019 22:23:23 PM
09/23 1.AORTOGRAPHY 2.SELECTIVE RT & LT ANGIOGRAPHY COMMON FEMORAL. 2.SELECTIVE ANGIOGRAPHY RT LOWER EXTREMITY SECOND ORDER. ACESS RT < FEMORAL ARTERY UNDER GUIDANCE OF US. 76937-26,75710-26,36245 9/24 1.ACESS OF RIGHT POPLITEAL UNER GUIDANCE OF US. 2.SELECTIVE ANGIOGRAM OF THE RT EXTREMITY THIRD ORDER.3. ATHERECTOMY OF RT SUPERFICIAL FEMORAL ARTERY.4. ANGIOPLASTY IF THE RT SUPERFICIAL ARTERY.5. DEPLOYMENT OF 2 OVERLAPPING SELF EXPANDED DRUG ELUTING STENTS.36247,37226. PLEASE ADVISE ON CODING CORRECTIONS. THANK YOU, MONI
SuperCoder Answered Wed 09th of October, 2019 09:21:27 AM

Hi,

Thanks for your question.

Can you please let us know that the procedures performed on 09/23 and 09/24 are for two different patients?

Thanks.

Monica Posted Wed 09th of October, 2019 21:33:56 PM
Sorry this is for one patient 2 different days.
SuperCoder Answered Thu 10th of October, 2019 10:13:59 AM

Hi,

As per the limited documentation available the report of 09/23 suggests code 36246 instead of 36245 as the selectiv catheter placement was performed for second order. Please check with the complete operative report also. 

As per the NCCI edits, code 36247 is a column 2 code for 37226, but you may use a CCI-associated modifier to override the edit under appropriate circumstances. Please append modifier 59 with 36247.

Hope this helps.

Thanks.

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