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    For peripheral vessels, if after stenting, still there is 40-50% residual stenosis and for that PTA of stent is done, can this be coded separately.........

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    here is some info. from the Interventional Radiology Navigator:

    "Angioplasty performed solely to deploy stents is NOT separately coded, however PTA should be charged with stent for the same vessel in the following circumstances:
    *Primary angioplasty with failure followed by stent
    *PTA used to treat lesions adjacent to the stented segment
    *PTA used to treat a complication of stenting, such as an adjacent dissection tacked down with balloon.

    I would think that in your case they are probably just expanding the stent to achieve better results so I wouldn't separately bill for the angioplasty. It would depend on your case...
    hope this helps.

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    Thank you!

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