Cardiology Question for the Week of September 3, 2018

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Question:

With calcium scoring, 76376 is bundled; however, 76377 can be assigned with a modifier. My radiologists always do the reformation of images for these studies on a separate workstation. With proper documentation, can I assign the following code on those studied?

76377 3D rendering with interpretation and reporting of computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, or other tomographic modality with image postprocessing under concurrent supervision; requiring image postprocessing on an independent workstation

Cardiology Question for the Week of August 20, 2018

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Question:

I am looking for the correct codes to assign when our provider documents that bilateral selective carotid artery angiogram and intracerebral artery angiogram were performed followed by selective left subclavian artery and left vertebral artery angiogram. Would the correct coding be CPT® 36223-50 and 36226-LT? Or would it be 36223-50 and 36225-LT?

Cardiology Question for the Week of July 23, 2018

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Question:

Can we bill the following injection codes for drug administration during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

96373 Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); intra-arterial
96374 Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); intravenous push, single or initial substance/drug