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92997 for PTA of embolus?

Date: Dec 5, 2019

Question:

A patient presents to IR with bilateral main pulmonary artery emboli. The provider performs PTA of both arteries in an effort to create a channel for perfusion, and then initiates TPA bilaterally. There is no underlying, chronic cause for the PE; this was an emergent event. Is the PTA billable with 92997/92998? I am getting hung up on if its a true stenosis or not, and if the PTA was only a means to place to TPA catheters.

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