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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