Cardiology Question for the Week of September 26, 2016

Question:

Question:

Must all of the coronary arteries be imaged during a coronary angiogram?

Answer:

Answer:

No, the code description for 93454 is “catheter placement in coronary artery(s) for coronary angiography, including intraprocedural injection(s) for coronary angiography, imaging supervision and interpretation.” The use of the term “artery(s)” indicates that the code can be used when imaging one or more arteries.