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Interventional Radiology Coding Update 2017

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Errata:  February 6, 2017 


In the 2017 Interventional Radiology Coding Update, please note that the following questions have been corrected.


On page 130, under 37241 Q&A;   For 2017, the new code 36909 is used for this service.


On page 142, the last answer on the page for Epidural Steroid Injections:  62310-62311 have been deleted in 2017.  The appropriate new 2017 codes are 62320-62323.



Now available on the IR Store: The 2017 edition of the Interventional Radiology Coding Update, a valuable resource (available only to members as a benefit of membership) that includes expanded information critical to physicians, administrators and coders. This e-publication also provides a full review of new codes including:

• transluminal balloon angioplasty
• endovenous mechanochemical ablation therapy
• procedures within the dialysis circuit
• moderate sedation

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Item Number CG2017



The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is providing this billing and coding guide for educational and information purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, medical, or any other kind of advice. The guide is meant to be an adjunct to the American Medical Association's (AMA) Current Procedural Terminology (CPT® c. 2015). It is not comprehensive and does not replace CPT. Our intent is to assist physicians, business managers, and coders. Therefore, a precise knowledge of the definitions of the CPT descriptors and the appropriate services associated with each code is mandatory for proper coding of physician service.

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