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Nonselective Illiac Angios to place an Angio-Seal

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    Red face Nonselective Illiac Angios to place an Angio-Seal
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    My cath lab recently started using Angio-seal occlusive devices after cardia catheterizations. I noticed that they are trying to charge the patient for the angio-seal (G0269) and for a nonselective illiac/femoral angiogram at time of cardiac cath (G0278), but the diagnosis and intent of the procedure makes no mention of any suspected extremitiy issues. I think that the illac/fem angio is being done to ensure proper placement the angio-seal device. Would anyone bill for both of these? I am inclined to only charge for the angio-seal in these situations when there is no diagnositc reason for the illac/fem angio. Thoughts?

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    You should not code the angiograms for angio-seal placement. That's part of closing.

    Diane Huston, CPC,RCC

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    I agree with Diane, you should not bill for the fem/iliac angio for angio-seal placement.

    Dolores, CPC, CCC

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    Thanks Ladies!

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