Cervico-cerebral Imaging Codes

Cervico-cerebral Imaging Codes

November 15, 2018

Question:
What’s not included in the diagnostic cervico-cerebral imaging codes and can be reported separately?

Answer:
The diagnostic cervicocerebral imaging codes do not include:

  • Interventional procedures such as angioplasty or embolization,
  • Endovascular stent placement
  • Ultrasound guidance for vascular access, e.g., 76937 with 36221-36228
  • Selective arterial catheterization outside the carotid and vertebral arteries and branches, if warranted
  • 3-D rendering, e.g., 76376 or 76377
  • Moderate sedation (99151-99157).

Do you have additional questions about neuroendovascular coding?  We are happy to provide coding/documentation education to your group on this subject.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 11/15/18.

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