Cardiology Question for the Week of July 27, 2020

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


When performing diagnostic imaging, can we report codes 36215 to define catheter placement?


Codes from the 36215–36218 series cannot be used to define catheter placement when performing diagnostic imaging, angioplasty, or stenting of the aortic arch, carotid or vertebral vasculature (see all-inclusive codes 36221–36228). Be sure to code to the highest degree of selectivity within a vascular family.

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