Cardiology Question for the Week of February 29, 2016

Question:

We have a physician who treated a chronic total occlusion in the mid diagonal branch (92943) and then also placed a stent in the LAD, We are unsure if the stent in the LAD should be coded as 92928 or as an additional 92929.

Answer

The stent would be coded with the following “additional” code: 

92929Percutaneous transcatheter placement of intracoronary stent(s), with coronary angioplasty when performed; each additional branch of a major coronary artery (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure).

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