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FFR in renal artery

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    Can someone tell me do we use the 93571 for a fractional flow reserve during a renal angiography, or is there another code specific to when we perform renal angiography as oppsed to coronary angiography.

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    Hi there,

    Not sure I competely understand your question but I'm gonna try. I would not use 93571 unless your test/study includes 'pharmacologically induced stress.' There is a specific code for renal angiography; 75722 - unilateral renal angiography OR 75724 - bilateral renal angiography. Must be SELECTIVE catheter placements in order to bill for these.

    Does that help?
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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    Quote Originally Posted by jewlz0879 View Post
    Hi there,

    Not sure I competely understand your question but I'm gonna try. I would not use 93571 unless your test/study includes 'pharmacologically induced stress.' There is a specific code for renal angiography; 75722 - unilateral renal angiography OR 75724 - bilateral renal angiography. Must be SELECTIVE catheter placements in order to bill for these.

    Does that help?

    For ffr in the renal artery there is not a code to accurately describe. You would have to use unlisted code 93799.
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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    Quote Originally Posted by theresa.dix@ethc.com View Post
    For ffr in the renal artery there is not a code to accurately describe. You would have to use unlisted code 93799.
    If you look at code 93571 it is for coronary vessels only.
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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