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    I need help with coding this procedure.

    The right femoral artery is cannulated, a catheter is inserted and advanced to the left common iliac artery where a balloon angioplasty is performed. The catheter is then advanced to the popliteal artery where angioplasty is also performed. The catheter is then placed in the anterior tibial artery where angioplasty with stent insertion is done. We then further investigated the peroneal artery and discovered another occlusion. Balloon angioplasty was completed with good result. No other occlusions were foun and the catheter is removed.

    I don't have my book with me and I went online and tried to code it but I am not sure with out my books. I came up with 37230, 37224, 37220, 37228> Thank you so much!

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    Apr 2007

    Default Same vascular territory

    I agree with your codes, except 37228. You already used an initial code for the tib/per territory (37230). You should report with 37232 (each addl vessel, PTA) for angioplasty of the peroneal artery. Consider coding 75710 if diagnostic angiography was documented.

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