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    I little help needed here,
    my doc did left coronary angio, aorta-root/arch, subclavian , pta-peripheral, stent in subclavian

    my codes are
    37205 stent placement in left subclavian
    75960 S and I for stent
    75650 for aortic arch angio
    93455-26 coronary angio.

    Report does not indicate that doc selectively cannulated left subclavian , just stated that the guidewire cross was successful, can I add 36215?

    Appreciate all your help.

    Jo

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    Quote Originally Posted by JPeredo View Post
    I little help needed here,
    my doc did left coronary angio, aorta-root/arch, subclavian , pta-peripheral, stent in subclavian

    my codes are
    37205 stent placement in left subclavian
    75960 S and I for stent
    75650 for aortic arch angio
    93455-26 coronary angio.

    Report does not indicate that doc selectively cannulated left subclavian , just stated that the guidewire cross was successful, can I add 36215?

    Appreciate all your help.

    Jo
    Unless the stent is floating somewhere in the patient's aorta, a catheter was in the lt subclavian. All stents are on some type of catheter, either balloon mounted or self-expanding stent.
    HTH,
    Jim Pawloski, R.T. (CV), CIRCC

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    Thank you, Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Pawloski View Post
    Unless the stent is floating somewhere in the patient's aorta, a catheter was in the lt subclavian. All stents are on some type of catheter, either balloon mounted or self-expanding stent.
    HTH,
    Jim Pawloski, R.T. (CV), CIRCC
    I was going to say that unless they have new self-propelled stents they had to catheterize the subclavian!
    I find all too often that coders only code the highest catherization for the diagnostic study and not the final position of the catheter, which may be during the therapeutic procedure. When done at the same session - all of the work is considered, not just the diagnostic.

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    Thank you Donna

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