Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of May 18, 2020

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Is angioplasty included in code 36903?

Answer:

Stent placement in the peripheral segment is reported with code 36903 and includes angioplasty if performed.

36903 Introduction of needle(s) and/or catheter(s), dialysis circuit, with diagnostic angiography of the dialysis circuit, including all direct puncture(s) and catheter placement(s), injection(s) of contrast, all necessary imaging from the arterial anastomosis and adjacent artery through entire venous outflow including the inferior or superior vena cava, fluoroscopic guidance, radiological supervision and interpretation and image documentation and report; with transcatheter placement of intravascular stent(s), peripheral dialysis segment, including all imaging and radiological supervision and interpretation necessary to perform the stenting, and all angioplasty within the peripheral dialysis segment

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