Quote Originally Posted by GBielskis View Post
I am sorry -I did not make myself clear - If the doctor plans only to do an angioplasty - completes the angioplasty, states it did not solve the problem, then proceeds to do a stent, both the procedures are billable per CMS. If the doctor initially plans to do the stent and does the angioplasty prior to the stent, it is included - only bill the stent.

That is the only situation I know where they are both billable and payable.

I am currently trying to find information to support this.
Dr. Z has it in his Cardiovascular Interventional book on pg 279. I will bill both if there is a dissection from the angioplasty and it is documentated.