AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Angioplasty of segmental renal arteries

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    San Antonio

    Default Angioplasty of segmental renal arteries

    AAPC: Back to School
    For percutaneous transluminal angioplasty of the left superior segmental renal artery and the left inferior segmental renal artery, is it appropriate to code both angioplasties with 35471 and applying -59 modifier on the additional PTA? If so, would both S&I codes be 75966 with a -59 modifier applied to the additional S&I, or would 75968 be more appropriate for the additional S&I? As for the catheter placement, SIR guide shows 3rd order 36247 for segmental renal branches; however, Medlearn IR Coder shows 2nd order 36246. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

  2. #2

    Default segmental renal artery angioplasty

    I would definitely use 75966 and 75968, as well as 35471 and 35471-59.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    San Antonio


    As per CPT, code 75968 for each additional visceral artery. It does not say to use for additional renal artery. That's why I'm confused.

  4. #4


    75968 - on the Z-Health charge sheet actually states Visceral / Renal, each additional vessel

Similar Threads

  1. Posterior Segmental Fusion - Need a little help.
    By bailsb in forum Neurology/Neurosurgery
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-30-2014, 08:56 AM
  2. Renal angiog from aorta and select.renal
    By margaret fahy in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 11-26-2013, 07:52 PM
  3. Renal Angioplasty with Stent...Please HELP
    By brandyleigh23 in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-29-2013, 09:23 AM
  4. Renal angioplasty then stent
    By Rita Bartholomew in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-07-2013, 08:50 AM
  5. CCI 75966 renal or other visceral artery angioplasty
    By chembree in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-28-2010, 11:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.