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  1. Question Peripheral coding help
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    I am new to peripheral coding and have a question regarding angiography codes.

    For instance procedure code 75671: angiography, carotid, cerebral, bilateral radiological supervision and interpretation.

    The physician I work for stated that you can never put a catheter in the carotid, cerebral.

    Is this code separately billable if an injection is not performed but is visualized thru runoff of contrast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricia Shelly View Post
    I am new to peripheral coding and have a question regarding angiography codes.

    For instance procedure code 75671: angiography, carotid, cerebral, bilateral radiological supervision and interpretation.

    The physician I work for stated that you can never put a catheter in the carotid, cerebral.

    Is this code separately billable if an injection is not performed but is visualized thru runoff of contrast?
    This code is when the injection of contrast from either common carotid, or internal carotid, and the vessles in the head are imaged. As for putting a catheter in the carotid cerebral, I work with Neuro-Interventional Radiologists performing Aneurysm coiling in the head, and also chase clots in the head for strokes.
    I hope this helps,
    Jim Pawloski, CIRCC, R.T.(CV)

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