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Inferior Phrenics

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    The cobra catheter was then withdrawn from the SMA and placed in the celiac artery for selective arteriography. The catheter was then placed in the right inferior phrenic artery for superselective arteriorgraphy. The catheter was then withdrwan from the inferior phrenic artery and advanced into the common hepatic artery for selective arteriography.

    I coded 36246 - common hepatic
    36245-59 SMA
    36245-59 IPA

    Should the IPA be coded as a second order vessel as it off the celiac artery?
    Last edited by arleneg527; 07-19-2010 at 03:32 PM. Reason: error

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    Quote Originally Posted by arleneg527 View Post
    The cobra catheter was then withdrawn from the SMA and placed in the celiac artery for selective arteriography. The catheter was then placed in the right inferior phrenic artery for superselective arteriorgraphy. The catheter was then withdrwan from the inferior phrenic artery and advanced into the common hepatic artery for selective arteriography.

    I coded 36246 - common hepatic
    36245-59 SMA
    36245-59 IPA

    Should the IPA be coded as a second order vessel as it off the celiac artery?
    Yes. I would code selections this way:
    36246 common hepatic
    36245-59 SMA
    36248 Inferior Phrenic (same vascular family as hepatic)

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    Thank you Danny.

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