Category: CC-Vascular

Approved Telehealth Platforms
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Approved Telehealth Platforms

June 2, 2022 Question: Now that we aren’t limited to HIPAA compliant software, can we use any app or platform to conduct a telemedicine visit? Answer: During the public health emergency (PHE), you may use any app or platform that is not “public facing” according to HHS. Platforms such as Facebook Live, Twitch, and TikTok...

Billing code 36200 with EVAR
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Billing code 36200 with EVAR

May 19, 2022 Question: I’m confused about how to code the catheterization with the new EVAR codes. We still do a bilateral catheterization of the aorta. Can we code 36200 bilaterally? Answer: The new EVAR codes, updated and completely changed in 2018, bundle the aorta catheterization with the main body placement, so 36200, non-selective arterial...

Intraoperative ICG Dye Angiography
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Intraoperative ICG Dye Angiography

April 21, 2022 Question: Can we bill the 92242 for the indocyanine green injection intraoperatively, for example to assess perfusion after a procedure? Can we bill for the injection using 15860? Answer: No, this service is included in primary surgery and not separately reported. *This response is based on the best information available as of...

Wound Vac Billing
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Wound Vac Billing

April 7, 2022 Question: I’m a general surgeon. Some of my team are reporting the negative pressure wound therapy codes 97605 and 97606 when applying wound vacs after closing at the completion of their surgical cases. As a result, I am told by my coders that billing for these wound vacs is not appropriate, since...

Catheterization Codes in Vascular Coding
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Catheterization Codes in Vascular Coding

March 24, 2022 Question:  Are there any vascular CPT codes that still allow separate reporting of selective and non-selective catheterization codes? Answer:  Yes, the following procedures still allow separate reporting of catheterization codes Non- lower extremely, stenting, angioplasty, for example subclavian or renal arteries Peripheral embolization, for example hypogastric artery embolization during EVAR or uterine...

Renal Angiogram Coding
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Renal Angiogram Coding

March 10, 2022 Question: Is catheterization separately reported with renal angiograms? Answer: No. The renal angiogram codes, see table below, include all catheterization. The codes are selected by order of catheterization and as unilateral or bilateral. Also, remember that a flush aortogram is included in the renal angiogram codes and not separately reported. CPT Code...

Pelvic Angiograms
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Pelvic Angiograms

February 24, 2022 Question: Is angiogram of the iliac arteries reported with the pelvic angiogram code, 75736? Answer: No, code 75736, Angiography, pelvis, selective or supraselective is only reported with selective or supraselective catheterization of the internal iliac arteries (hypogastric arteries) and interpretation of pelvic vasculature. For non-selective angiography of the common or external iliac...

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