Fistula stenosis, proximal and sublcavian, with balloon rupture

May 22, 2017

Question:

"Patient comes in for a fistulogram. Stenosis is found in both the proximal fistula and the subclavian innominate junction. The proximal fistula stenosis is angioplastied and has excellent results. The subclavian stenosis is angioplastied and the balloon bursts. The physician is unable to retrieve the balloon without doing an open cutdown. He then makes an incision, ligates the fistula, removes the balloon, and ligates the fistula in the mid arm as well. The patient will now have to come back and get a PermCath placed." Do we only report code 37607, or would the angioplasties be billable as well (36902, 36907)?

Question ID: 9352
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