Can we code CPT 35476 twice for the below procedure as angiopasty is done both at the stent(35476) and brachiocephalic vein(35476)?
The patient's right arm was prepped and draped in the usual
sterile manner and locally anesthetized with lidocaine. The AV
graft was accessed antegrade with a micropuncture set. A 7-French
vascular sheath was placed. Contrast was injected and digital
subtraction angiography was performed. Angiography was performed
of the entire AV fistula and central venous outflow.
There are focal moderate stenoses in the venous limb of the shunt,
at the peripheral and central ends of the stent. There is a
moderate stenosis centrally at the brachial cephalic vein, without
significant change from the prior study, pre-intervention.
Angioplasty was performed at the peripheral and central portion of
the existing stent with a 9-mm diameter conquest balloon.
Completion angiography demonstrated good angiographic results.
Angioplasty was then performed at the brachiocephalic vein
stenosis with a 14-mm Atlas balloon. Completion angiography
demonstrated a fair- good result.
At the end of the procedure the vascular sheath was removed and
hemostasis was achieved with manual compression. A sterile
dressing was applied. The patient tolerated the procedure well
and left the department in stable condition.
Moderate stenosis at the peripheral and central edge of the
existing venous anastamotic stent. Angioplasty to 9 mm with good
Moderate stenosis at the right brachiocephalic vein.
Angioplastied to 14 mm with fair-good angiographic result. No
Yes you can, and should IMO.
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