AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 8 (August)

Coding Transluminal Angioplasty (August 1996)

August 1996 pages 1-4 Coding Transluminal Angioplasty When coding an angioplasty, it is important to note that there are two types of angioplasty: coronary and noncoronary. To help clarify the coding differences, we will take a look at each procedure and review the anatomical structures of the areas involved. Coronary Angioplasty Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) is a procedure used to treat areas of plaque that form inside coronary arteries. A balloon- tipped catheter is inserted through a peripheral artery and is advanced through the arterial system to the selected coronary artery. Once the position of the catheter is...

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