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Lt Heart Cath with Carotid Artery Angiogram Help

  1. Question Lt Heart Cath with Carotid Artery Angiogram Help
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    A Left heart Cath with coronary angiography, lv gram and angiogram of the right common carotid artery was performed.
    Do I code the angiogram of the right common carotid artery ? Some sites tell me yes, others no when performed with Left Heart Cath. So now I am confused. The codes that I am using is 93510, 93545, 93556, 93543 & 93555what other codes should I use?

    Thank you.
    Last edited by louwho1; 09-30-2009 at 04:22 PM.

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    A Left heart Cath with coronary angiography, lv gram and angiogram of the right common carotid artery was performed.
    Do I code the angiogram of the right common carotid artery ? Some sites tell me yes, others no when performed with Left Heart Cath. So now I am confused. The codes that I am using is 93510, 93545, 93556, 93543 & 93555what other codes should I use?

    Thank you.
    Yes, you can code for the Right Common Carotid Angiography. The codes are:

    36216 or possibly 36217 if there is abnormal anatomy of the arch vessels and if the artery was actually selected with a catheter.

    75676 (dependent of course on an interpretation of the films)

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
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