When doing the kissing tech and if both groins are accessed and catheters are placed from both sides you will have two cath placements codes Lt & Rt. It all depends were the catheters end up. What iliac artery is he in? common, internal or external? Does he cross the aortic bifurcation? If he does you code to the higher level? You can give credit to two PTCA if not done in the same vessel.
Do you have a Lower extremity anatomy flow sheet that shows the catheter placements?
If you don't let me know and I can fax you a copy! This is a must in order to bill peripheral vascular correctly.
Hope this helped!
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