Coding for In-Stent Carotid Stenosis

Coding for In-Stent Carotid Stenosis

July 25, 2019

Question:
How is angioplasty of a previously place carotid stent billed?

Answer:
For a patient treated with angioplasty for with occlusion in  a previously placed carotid  stent, report code 37246, Transluminal balloon angioplasty, (except lower extremity artery(ies) for occlusive disease, intracranial, coronary, pulmonary, or dialysis circuit) open or percutaneous, including all imaging and radiological supervision and interpretation necessary to perform the angioplasty within the same artery; initial artery.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 07/25/19

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