Awareness : Did You Know? 2015-2016

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For the Week of April 18, 2016-Intracranial Arterial Theraputic Interventions

Up to 3 units of 61645 (Percutaneous arterial transluminal mechanical thrombectomy and/or infusion for thrombolysis, intracranial, any method, including diagnostic angiography, fluoroscopic guidance, catheter placement, and intraprocedural pharmacological thrombolytic injection(s)) can be submitted per encounter for intracranial thrombolysis.

The minimum time for infusion to justify the non-thrombolytic intracranial infusion codes 61650 and +61651 is 10 minutes.  Start and Stop time and total time of intracranial infusion must be documented.