Radiology Question for the Week of September 28, 2015

Question:

How many times should 75898 be assigned when 61626 is reported?

Answer:

The following code is reported for follow-up angiography to document occlusion (successful embolization) and is assigned once per session for non-central nervous system (CNS) head and neck embolization (61626) follow-up.

75898 Angiography through existing catheter for follow-up study for transcatheter therapy, embolization or infusion, other than for thrombolysis

Code 75898 may be assigned for each follow-up angiogram during CNS embolization (61624).

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