AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 3 (March)

Medicine (March 2001)

March 2001 page 11 Coding Consultation Medicine, 92980, 92981 (Q&A) Question Codes 92980 and 92981 contain language that indicates that performance of therapeutic intervention is included as part of the stent placement procedures and is not separately reported when using these codes. My physician performs an angioplasty for the common femoral artery before placing the stent. Does the stent placement for a noncoronary vessel include therapeutic intervention as indicated for coronary stent placement? AMA Comment Angioplasty and stent placement in a peripheral vessel may be reported separately if a therapeutic angioplasty is performed before or after the stent...

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