Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of June 3, 2019

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Does the access into the body (e.g., radial versus femoral artery) change the code assignment for diagnostic cardiac catheterization?

Answer:

No, the vascular access site utilized does not influence the coding. The CPT® codes for cardiac catheterization include the access into the vascular system.


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