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lithotripsy by Shockwave balloon

Date: Jan 26, 2023


Our physician performed Shock Wave balloon lithotripsy of the Lt SFA (6x60 mm) along with Drug coated balloon angioplasty LT SFA (6X40mm). We are trying to determine if this is 37224 angioplasty or 37225 atherectomy which includes angioplasty and not billing both CPT codes. Our department feels we are not coding this correctly. Does Shockwave balloon lithotripsy mean an atherectomy was performed? If you need any additional information, please let me know. Please advise since Dr. Z is the Expert to clear this up. Just waiting for an answer.

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