SMA Stent – What else can I bill?

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Question:

I placed a stent in the superior mesenteric artery. Someone told me this stent code is now bundled. What does that mean?

Answer:

The CPT code for an arterial stent placed in the superior mesenteric artery is reported as 37236. This code was newly defined in 2014, replacing the prior stent code 37205. While the prior code allowed reporting of a guidance radiology supervision and interpretation (S & I) code, the new code includes the S & I code. In addition, 37236 includes all angioplasty in the same vessel as the stent. 37236 still allows separate reporting of a diagnostic angiogram and nonselective or selective catheterization.


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