June 8, 2023
An aortogram and renal angiogram are performed and documented. Can both be billed?
No, an aortogram is included in the renal angiogram. Report only the renal angiography, 36251, unilateral or 36252, bilateral for selective catheter placement ( in the main renal artery).
|36251||Selective catheter placement (first-order), main renal artery and any accessory renal artery(s) for renal angiography, including arterial puncture and catheter placement(s), fluoroscopy, contrast injection(s), image postprocessing, permanent recording of images, and radiological supervision and interpretation, including pressure gradient measurements when performed, and flush aortogram when performed; unilateral|
*This response is based on the best information available as of 06/08/23.