AMA CPT® Assistant - 2007 Issue 12 (December)

Surgery: Cardiovascular System (December 2007)

December 2007 page 10b Bonus Feature:Surgery: Cardiovascular System Question: Which angioplasty codes should be reported when percutaneous transluminal angioplasty is performed in the external iliac artery and the common femoral artery on the same side during the same session? Answer: The external iliac and common femoral arteries are separate vessels. Any necessary angioplasty within a single vessel is reported with only one procedural angioplasty and one radiological supervision and interpretation angioplasty code. If there are distinctly separate lesions in the external iliac artery and in the common femoral artery segments, and each is separately treated, both would be coded...

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