Question:

For transcatheter therapy coding, can angioplasty and stent changes be submitted per vessel treated? Do you have any other guidance?

Answer:

Other than in the lower extremity arteries for occlusive disease, angioplasty and stent charges may still be submitted PER VESSEL treated. The following concepts remain unchanged from previous years and regardless of the anatomic location: Do not submit these codes multiple times for multiple lesions treated in the same vessel by the same type of intervention. Do not code separately for angioplasty and stenting when performed in the same vessel. Treatment of bridging or contiguous lesions may or may not (based on physician documentation) be coded more than once. For lower extremity interventions, remember new vascular territories.

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