Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Cardiology Question for the Week of July 29, 2019

Posted Posted in Cardiology

Question:

Regarding coronary intravascular ultrasound (IVUS), I understand if it is done prior to an intervention that we can bill it. It should be diagnostic, and the findings should document the vessel size and the medical necessity for performing the IVUS. Can I bill if it is done after an angioplasty to determine the size of stent that will be deployed? Our technical staff thinks that we should be charging these in addition to the stent.