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