Coding Catherization’s with Interventions

Coding Catherization’s with Interventions

August 9, 2018

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

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

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

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