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Renal angiography - are the codes

  1. Default Renal angiography - are the codes
    Medical Coding Books
    Here is the procedures done:

    Selective renal angiography
    PTA of right renal artery
    Stenting of right renal artery
    Vascular closure

    These are the codes I picked That should make all of us smile I am new so...

    36245 for renal cath placement

    not sure about the stenting

    I am unsure of what codes I would use

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    grand canyon(PHX)

    ok well i wish i could give you a straight forward answer but ... i cant

    The good news is all your codes are correct including your stent codes
    But i would be careful when billing the angioplasty and stenting together you want to make sure that it is medically necessary to bill both because you almost have to do a angioplasty to place a stent. so you should see something in your documentation that said that " we tried to do the angioplasty we got sum-optimal results so we placed a stent" and then you absolutly can bill them togeather according to CCI but just be carful. if not just the stent codes

    Second thing: you said the Doctor did a selective angiogram. if it was a full and complete exam then you possibley can bill for a angio code as well ( 75722 one renal, 75724 two renal SELECTIVE)

    I hope this helps

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