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Multiple stents, one vessel

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    Question Multiple stents, one vessel
    Medical Coding Books
    37205 for first vessel
    37206 for each additional vessel
    doc is adding 3 additional stents but all in one vessel. he wants 37205 x 1 with 37206 x 3. if i am interpretting this correctly additional stents is not the same as additonal vessels. thoughts?

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    Which vessel? lower ext vessel do not use 37205/37206.

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    if you stay in the same vessel you can only code one stent now matter how many he puts in that vessel.
    Jenifer McPolin CPC, CPMA, RCC

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