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RI vs LC STENT PLACEMENT QUESTION

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    Our office has always coded PCI of RI as LC stent placement, billing for only one stent placement per coding quidelines. A question has been brought up by one of our docs as to whether we can bill separately if a stent was placed in the RI and the LC at same operative session. I thought not, but would like further info on it from other coders. Thanks pscanish

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    Quote Originally Posted by pscanish View Post
    Our office has always coded PCI of RI as LC stent placement, billing for only one stent placement per coding quidelines. A question has been brought up by one of our docs as to whether we can bill separately if a stent was placed in the RI and the LC at same operative session. I thought not, but would like further info on it from other coders. Thanks pscanish

    What is RI?
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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    Quote Originally Posted by theresa.dix@ethc.com View Post
    What is RI?
    Ramus Intermedius artery. I code it using the artery that was not used. Example, Stent in LD, I will use LC for the ramus artery.
    HTH,
    Jim Pawloski, CIRCC

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Pawloski View Post
    Ramus Intermedius artery. I code it using the artery that was not used. Example, Stent in LD, I will use LC for the ramus artery.
    HTH,
    Jim Pawloski, CIRCC
    haha thanks Jim. Yes! It was early and I couldnt think of what RI was. I agree with you on how which modifier to use.
    Theresa CCS-P CPMA CCC ICDCT-CM

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    Jim,

    You seem to be a great source for the Interventional Cardiology. What resources did you use to get yourself so well educated about all this stuff. I would like a better understanding and you are welcome to e-mail me at amymujkic@yahoo.com. Thanks.

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    Thanks for your input. Will pass this on to docs.

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