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by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC
Via a right femoral access, the doctor did an abdominal aortogram with bilateral renal and bilateral iliac runoffs. Then he placed the catheter in the right renal artery and did an angiogram. How do you code for the iliac runoff study? Is the aortogram included in CPT 36251? Can I use 75630 with 36251? I code for the physician.
Code 36251 describes the selective renal angiogram, which bundles aortography. The iliacs are then described as a bilateral runoff with 75716. Do not use 75630 here, as it would be double coding the aortography.
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