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Correct Codes for Stents?

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    I have a new Dr. I am coding for in our practice and I am trying to correctly code his procedures. Example:
    Angio Renal RT & LT selective
    RT common iliac artery; stent
    Intervention on LT renal artery; stent

    We only have one other dr. that uses these codes so I have rarely had to code anything other than the coronary stent 92980. Can anyone help? Thank you!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomasgail View Post
    I have a new Dr. I am coding for in our practice and I am trying to correctly code his procedures. Example:
    Angio Renal RT & LT selective
    RT common iliac artery; stent
    Intervention on LT renal artery; stent

    We only have one other dr. that uses these codes so I have rarely had to code anything other than the coronary stent 92980. Can anyone help? Thank you!!!!
    Your question is complicated, so the answer may be as well. As simply as I can anwer, it depends on the level of detail in the diagnostic report and the intervention that followed. The codes you should take a look at are, in no particular order:

    37205/75960
    37206/75960
    36245 (x2 or x3)
    75710
    75724
    All of these require specific documentation so may or may not be appropriate code selections.

    HTH
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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    I agree however that is how it is written in the op report for procedures done,very confusing however we do have another dr. that I am now coding for and he uses these stent codes too so I will need to get use to them. Thank you for your help!!! Gail Davis, CPC

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