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61645 vs. 61635

Date: Mar 30, 2023


If the stent placement was just part of the thrombectomy procedure to revascularize only, then 61645 would be most appropriate, but if the reason for stent placement was for atherosclerosis disease then 61635 would be more appropriate. Is that correct?

My understanding is that the reason for stent placement will determine which code to report - column one code 61635 or column 2 code 61645. Or should we still report column 2 code 61645 always when both procedures are performed within the same vascular family?

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