Venous Stenting: What’s the Proper Code?

April 13, 2017

What code is reported for a venous angioplasty and stenting in the lower extremity? For example, the left external iliac vein? Would 37221 be appropriate?

No, 37221 is specifically for arterial angioplasty and stenting and would not be appropriate for venous angioplasty and stenting.  Use code 37238, transcatheter placement of an intravascular stent(s), open or percutaneous, including radiological supervision and interpretation and including angioplasty within the same vessel, initial vein.   Catheterization and diagnostic imaging may be separately reported with 37238.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 04/13/17.


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