If the doctor places a drug-eluting stent (DES) in the left anterior descending (LAD) artery and also does an angioplasty only of a diagonal artery, would the appropriate coding for a Medicare patient be C9600 and 92920 or C9600 and 92921?
If a DES is placed in the LAD, and separate angioplasty of a diagonal is performed, you would report the codes listed below. The angioplasty is in an additional branch of the LAD.
|C9600||Percutaneous transcatheter placement of drug eluting intracoronary stent(s), with coronary angioplasty when performed; single major coronary artery or branch|
|92921||Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty; each additional branch of a major coronary artery (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)|