Radiology Question for the Week of March 11, 2023


For 2024, what codes are utilized when a medically necessary pulmonary artery angiogram is conducted preceding pulmonary artery stenting, without being combined with a diagnostic heart catheterization service? Describe the appropriate coding sequence, including the relevant catheter placement codes and the distinction between initial artery treatment and additional artery treatment.


If medically necessary pulmonary artery angiogram is performed prior to the performance of pulmonary artery stenting not in conjunction with a diagnostic heart catheterization service, this is captured with 75741, 75741, and 75746 along with appropriate catheter placement code(s) from range 36013 – 36015. 37236 is used for the initial artery treated. Each additional artery is captured with 37237. The MUE for 37236 is 1 with an MAI of 2. The MUE for 37237 is 2 with an MAI of 3. 37236 and 37237 include angioplasty, when performed within the same vessel as stenting.

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