Is this correct??

Shay2025

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Cerebral angiogram
access through right common femoral artery:

Findings:
Right Vertebral Artery: The RVA is normal in caliber in the neck and intrcranially (36217,75685)
RCC: RCC bifiurcation is normal in appearance (36218)
RICA: RICA is normal in caliber in the neck and intracranially (36218,75671)
LCC: LCC bifurication is norm in appearance (36215,75680)
LICA: intracranial LICA is normal in caliber. (36216)

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jmcpolin

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because you code to the highest catheter placement since you had to go through the commons to get to the internals you would not code the catheter placements in the commons just the angiography.
 

donnajrichmond

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why should the right and left common carotids not be coded? Why should the Intracranial view not be coded?
Before you code 36216 for the left internal carotid, make sure that he actually selected that artery. Many times, the internal carotids are imaged, but from injections in the common. Code 75671 for cerebral carotid does not specify selective, so it can be coded even if the internals are not selected.
(Actually, before you code any of the catheterization codes, verify where he actually went! Vertebrals are often imaged from subclavian locations, so that would change your codes. This is why the whole report is needed, not just the header, and not just the findings.)
 
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