Cardiology Question for the Week of December 10, 2018

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

When deploying bilateral renal stents, do we assign code 37236-50 or codes 37236 and 37237?

Answer:

You would code 37236 and 37237. 

37236 Transcatheter placement of an intravascular stent(s) (except lower extremity artery(s) for occlusive disease, cervical carotid, extracranial vertebral or intrathoracic carotid, intracranial, or coronary), open or percutaneous, including radiological supervision and interpretation and including all angioplasty within the same vessel, when performed; initial artery
37237 each additional artery (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

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