May 2016 Q & A #2

Question: Drug Coated Balloons

When doing an angioplasty with the drug coated balloons, do you bill the procedure as an angioplasty or artherectomy?

Answer
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A balloon is a balloon. Code for angioplasty when using a DEB (drug eluting balloon). Hospitals should also bill device code C2623 for the actual balloons used.