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    What would be the CPT for balloon occluded retrograde
    transvenous obliteration of varices. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partha View Post
    What would be the CPT for balloon occluded retrograde
    transvenous obliteration of varices. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
    I think that this would be a normal embolization.
    Codes are 37204, 75894, 75898.

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    Thanks - What about coding angioplasty in addition?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Partha View Post
    What would be the CPT for balloon occluded retrograde
    transvenous obliteration of varices. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

    If this was performed through a catheter, then 37204/75894 could apply. However, varices are usually ablated through a direct venous access. This usually is something from the 36475-36479 series or 37765-37785. Without the actual documentation I can not be more specific.

    Was this performed through a catheter? Was radiofrequency or a laser involved?

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
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    Quote Originally Posted by dpeoples View Post
    If this was performed through a catheter, then 37204/75894 could apply. However, varices are usually ablated through a direct venous access. This usually is something from the 36475-36479 series or 37765-37785. Without the actual documentation I can not be more specific.

    Was this performed through a catheter? Was radiofrequency or a laser involved?

    HTH
    I was wondering (and assuming) that this may have been part of a TIPS procedure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Pawloski View Post
    I was wondering (and assuming) that this may have been part of a TIPS procedure.


    That would make sense.
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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