AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2005 Issue 3

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A patient with symptomatic high-grade stenosis in the right internal and common carotid artery was seen today at our facility for carotid stenting. A percutaneous transluminal angioplasty and stenting of both arteries utilizing the Accunet capture device was performed. A 7-10 X 40 mm tapered stent was inserted into the right internal carotid artery. Since the stent did not cover the common carotid artery lesion, an additional 10 X 40 mm straight stent was positioned in the common carotid artery. Would it be appropriate to report this procedure with one or two codes? ...

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