Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of August 5, 2019

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

If patient has a diagnostic heart cath with IVUS one day and then is taken back to have intracoronary stents deployed with IVUS the next day, can IVUS be coded at both sessions?

Answer:

If medically necessary, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) could be coded a second time. Make sure the physician’s dictated report describes why IVUS was used a second time.


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