AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Angioplasty with Stent Placement

  1. #1

    Default Angioplasty with Stent Placement

    AAPC: Back to School
    Should a lower extremity angioplasty be billed in addition to a stent placement done on the same day if the angioplasty is only done to pre-dilate the vessel for stent deployment due to severe stenosis? There is currently no CCI edits for these codes. And does anyone know where can I find a written guidelines for this?

    Thank you!

  2. #2


    Per the CSI Navigator for Interventional Radiology:

    "Angioplasty performed solely to dilate or deploy stents is not separately coded."

Similar Threads

  1. Common Carotid Stent Placement with Angioplasty
    By imoore65 in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-14-2015, 11:03 AM
  2. Angioplasty and stent placement same day, different sessions
    By iamlou in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-16-2014, 06:19 AM
  3. ERCP with Stent exchange; and additional stent placement
    By Reenie98 in forum Gastroenterology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-13-2014, 11:43 AM
  4. Angioplasty with stent placement
    By birky in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-03-2010, 07:00 AM
  5. stent placement & angioplasty
    By prabha in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-19-2010, 04:39 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.