Carotid Stenting and Diagnostic Angiograms

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Question:

If a diagnostic angiogram is performed of the cervical carotids during the same session as carotid stenting, can the angiogram be reported? No prior angiogram was available.

Answer:

The carotid stenting codes (37215 and 37216) include all ipsilateral cervical and cerebral carotid angiography, so these may not be separately reported.

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