Femoral Artery Stenting

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Question:

I understand that the new lower extremity codes are by vascular territory and the femoral and popliteal arteries are now considered a single territory. But what if I do an angioplasty in the popliteal artery and a stent in the common femoral. Can I report both the angioplasty and the stent?

Answer:

The lower extremity revascularization codes are reported by vascular territory. Since the femoral and popliteal vessels are in the same vascular territory, only a single code may be reported. In this case, the angioplasty is bundled with the stent and only the stent would be reported, 37226.

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