For the Week of April 21, 2014
One of our physicians performed an ultrasound- and fluoroscopic-guided evaluation of a right chest wall hemangioma followed by alcohol sclerosis. What code would be assigned for the alcohol sclerosis? I don't see a code that would encompass a vascular body part.
The following code should be assigned in addition to the modality-specific guidance code that was used with the sclerosis.
|37241||Vascular embolization or occlusion, inclusive of all radiological supervision and interpretation, intraprocedural roadmapping, and imaging guidance necessary to complete the intervention; venous, other than hemorrhage (e.g., congenital or acquired venous malformations, venous and capillary hemangiomas, varices, varicoceles)|
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