Cardiology Question for the Week of August 15, 2016

Question:

Question:

Would I assign the following code twice if it was performed before and after a procedure?

0390T           Peri-procedural device evaluation (in person) and programming of device system parameters before or after a surgery, procedure or test with analysis, review and report, leadless pacemaker system

Answer:

Answer:

No. Report 0390T only once. The American Medical Association’s CPT Coding Essentials for Cardiology 2016 indicates that adjustments may be necessary prior to and/or after undergoing surgery, tests, or procedures.