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Please help with codes - percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon

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    Default Please help with codes - percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon
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    What is the correct coding for a percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon angioplasty of the left anterior descending artery wtih insertion of stent and percutaneous transluminal coronary ballon angioplasty with atherectomy of the right coronary artery?

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    92980 ld
    92995 rc-59

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    Thank you so much!

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    The 92980 LD is correct

    The atherectomy, though, would be coded +92996-RC. You can't use two "initial" vessel codes. You have to use the additional vessel code for the atherectomy.

    See CPT notes under 92980.

    Jessica CPC, CCC

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