Coding for vascular embolization during stent placement
A cardiologist perforates a coronary artery during a stent placement. He or she places a coil to embolize the branch. What CPT® code do you recommend for this?
Report embolization CPT code 37244 for the embolization of the branch. The code and full description are as follows:
37244 Vascular embolization or occlusion, inclusive of all radiological supervision and interpretation, intraprocedural road-mapping, and imaging guidance necessary to complete the intervention; for arterial or venous hemorrhage or lymphatic extravasation