Coding Catherization’s with Interventions

Coding Catherization’s with Interventions

August 9, 2018

Question:
Are there any peripheral interventions that still allow separate coding of catheterization in addition to the intervention?

Answer:
Yes, there are. Code that allow separate reporting of catheterization include:

  • Non- lower extremely, stenting, angioplasty, for example visceral and upper extremity
  • Venous stenting and angioplasty
  • Embolization
  • Thrombolysis and thrombectomy
  • Diagnostic angiograms and venograms (with the exception of cervical/cerebral and renal)
  • IVUS
  • TEVAR

*This response is based on the best information available as of 08/09/18.

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