Cervicocerebral Imaging – What’s Included

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November 16, 2017

Question:
What’s included in the diagnostic cervicocerebral imaging codes and not separately reported?

Answer:
The diagnostic cervicocerebral imaging codes include:

  • Accessing the vessel
  • Non-selective aortic and selective innominate, carotid and vertebral catheterization
  • Contrast injection(s) of aortic arch, carotid and vertebral systems, including arterial, capillary, and venous phase, when performed
  • All fluoroscopy
  • All radiological supervision and interpretation
  • Closure of the arteriotomy by pressure or application of an arterial closure device

*This response is based on the best information available as of 11/16/17.

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