November 16, 2017
What’s included in the diagnostic cervicocerebral imaging codes and not separately reported?
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.