Cardiology Question for the Week of September 4, 2017

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Question:

Is code 93567 to be assigned only for aortic root or ascending aortic imaging? If a true, diagnostic abdominal (75625) or thoracic (75605) aortogram is performed at the same time as a diagnostic cardiac cath study should the radiology S&I CPT® code continue to be submitted in addition to the diagnostic heart cath codes instead of 93567?

Cardiology Question for the Week of July 31, 2017

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Question:

A diagnostic cardiac catheterization is performed demonstrating two-vessel coronary disease. Due to contrast load, the procedure is staged. A lesion in the LAD is treated by a DES at the initial session and the right coronary lesion is treated at a separate encounter. Can the injection of the coronary arteries during the second encounter be coded and billed with code 93454 (coronary angiography only)?

Cardiology Question for the Week of July 17, 2017

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Question:

Can we bill the following code more than once for each additional linear ablation performed, or is there a limit to once per session?

93657 Additional linear or focal intracardiac catheter ablation of the left or right atrium for treatment of atrial fibrillation remaining after completion of pulmonary vein isolation (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure).