? About Vascular Coding

Good Morning Everyone,

I need help from any vascular coders out here.

I code cardiology but am starting to learn Vascular. We have a patient that needs an occluded stent removed in the Subclavian Vein. I can not find anywhere a removal code. Would I use a removal of a foreign body code?

I would appreciate any help with this as I am at a lost.



  • You are correct, there aren't codes for removal. If it is done percutaneously, it is a foreign body removal

    Beckie Walden CPC, CCC, CCVTC

    Sr. Coding Specialist

    Iowa Heart Center

    5880 University Ave

    WDM, IA 50266

    p 515-633-3825

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