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Thread: Coding 75685 for nonselective vert angio?

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    Default Coding 75685 for nonselective vert angio?

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    Is it appropriate to bill 75685 for a nonselective vertebral angiogram when the doctor did a common carotid angiogram (75665) that had contrast reflux into the vertebral, and he felt like this was sufficient imaging for the vertebral artery? The patient has a history of seizures and abnormality in the left posterior parietal lobe on MR scan and the intent of the cerebral angio is to rule out AVM/AV fistula or other vascular abnormality.
    Last edited by jtuominen; 03-17-2009 at 11:09 AM.

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    yes you can charge 75685 in this case because it's a nonselective code, so if he talks about what he saw in the vertebral artery, than he can get the s&i for it.

    Amber, CPC

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    I concur

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