Stent vs. Embolization or Both

Stent vs. Embolization or Both

December 3, 2020

Question:
If the surgeon uses a covered stent and performs an embolization on a patient with a pseudoaneurysm, can we bill for both the stent and removal of the embolus?

Answer:
If a covered stent is deployed as the sole management of an aneurysm, pseudoaneurysm or vascular extravasation, then the stent deployment should be reported and not the embolization code.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 12/03/20.

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