Ultimate tips to learn CPT code for angiography for different sites

Angiography is study of blood vessels. In radiology, we have procedure codes for specific anatomic site. But, they have to be used cleverly while coding medical charts. Many of these codes may be included with main procedure and hence should not be coded separately. CPT code for angiography is used with vascular coding. We have seen the non-vascular interventional procedures like lumbar myelogram procedure coding, arthrogram procedure coding, percutaneous nephrostogram procedure coding, Fine needle aspiration coding etc. have different set of CPT code from 7000 series which are used for these non-vascular procedure. Let us check the commonly used codes used for angiography in vascular coding.These tips are really important for Certification exams like CPC, you can go through sample CPC questions here which is surely help in clearing CPC exam.
Ultimate tips to learn CPT code for angiography for different sites

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Commonly used CPT code for angiography

As we know learnt previously abdominal aortogram, peripheral angiography and some intervention vascular procedure require much CPT code for angiography. For CPT code for abdominala ortogram with runoff or without uses 75625, 75630, 75710 and 75716 CPT codes. These are the commonly used CPT codes for angiography.

75710 – Angiography, extremity, unilateral, radiological supervision and interpretation
75716 – Angiography, extremity, bilateral, radiological supervision and interpretation

Now, for lower extremity interventional procedure for stent,angioplasty and atherectomy we have separate set of code to be used with main procedure. These are supervision and interpretation codes used with main procedure codes. For angioplasty coding, separate angiography CPT codes are assigned for artery and vein. Cpt Code 75962 is used as S&I for artery and 75978 is used for vein. These CPT Codes should be used with the main procedure codes. Below are the CPT codes used while coding angioplasty procedures.

35475 – Transluminal Balloon Arterial Angioplasty
75962 - Supervision and interpretation for other than renal or other visceral artery, iliac or lower extremity.
35476 – Transluminal Balloon Venous angioplasty
75978 – Supervision and interpretation for vein.

CPT code for angiography for different sites

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Important codes other than CPT codes for angiography

There are few codes which are now included in main procedure codes. For upper extremity selective catheterization coding most of the codes are included in new codes. Also, the same applies with lower extremity catheterization and renal artery seletive catheterization CPT codes. You can check few of my previous post about how to code these procedures. You can also check the tunneled Central venous catheter placement coding tips for vascular procedure.

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