June 8, 2023
What are the most appropriate codes for venous stenting for a patient with intracranial hypertension?
There is no specific CPT code for intracranial venous stenting. An unlisted code 64999 should be reported in addition to second order venous catheterization, 36012 and the venogram , most typically 75870, venography superior sagittal sinus. It is not appropriate to report a peripheral stenting code such as 37236. for an intracranial procedure. Code 61635 is also not appropriate as it is specifically for intracranial arterial stenting for a diagnosis of atherosclerosis.
*This response is based on the best information available as of 06/08/23.