AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 12 (December)

Correction (December 1996)

December 1996 page 11-end Coding Consultation Correction, Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt In the Clinical Vignette on page 2 of the article entitled, Coding Tips: Transjugular Intrahepatic Portosystemic Shunt, (CPT Assistant. October 1996:10;1-4), we failed to code for the angioplasty balloon catheter (35476/75978). The proper coding for the paragraph is as follows. Next, an angioplasty balloon catheter is advanced into the previously traversed liver tract between the hepatic and portal veins. The balloon is inflated to dilate the tract prior to insertion of a stent within it. The metallic stent, carried on its deployment catheter, is positioned and then...

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