Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of June 17, 2019

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Is code 92973 the appropriate code for aspiration of a thrombus within a coronary vessel?

Answer:

According to the intracoronary language found in the CPT manual, CPT 92973 should not be reported for aspiration of a thrombus. CPT states, “Non-mechanical, aspiration thrombectomy
is not reported with 92973.”

92973 Percutaneous transluminal coronary thrombectomy mechanical (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

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