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Angioplasty with Stent Placement

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    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!

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    Per the CSI Navigator for Interventional Radiology:

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

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