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    When a distal embolic protection device is used during a stent procedure, does it have a separate code or is in included with the stent procedure?

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    Are you asking about Carotids? If so, the stent code depends on if embolic protection was also placed or not. So, for your question, there is not a separate code specifically for only the embolic protection

    38215 Transcatheter placement of intravascular stent(s), cervical carotid artery, percutaneous; with distal embolic protection

    37216 Transcatheter placement of intravascular stent(s), cervical carotid artery, percutaneous; without distal embolic protection

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