61626 with 75898

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"Our physician did a complete diagnostic study of left and right internal carotid and external carotid arteries, right vertebral artery, and left superficial temporal artery. Embolization was done on the superficial temporal artery all from bilateral inguinal access. Following embolization he did the same studies left and right internal carotid and external carotid arteries, right vertebral artery, and left superficial temporal artery. The patient was then taken to surgery where the physician did a resection of the left superficial temporal artery pseudoaneurysm." Would codes 36224 x 2, 36226, 36227, and 61626 be correct? I'm not sure any of the post angiograms can be charged. The resection was billed with OR time. Our CEO is concerned we are not charging correctly for all the biplane procedures.

Question ID: 6056
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