Cardiology Question for the Week of November 7, 2016

Question:

Question:

We perform peripheral venography prior to pacemaker or lead placements to verify venous patency. Can we assign code 36005 and 75820?

Answer:

Answer:

Venography associated with pacemaker/lead placement should not be coded unless there is a separate medical necessity. Venography to confirm patency would be included in the pacemaker codes.