Cardiology Question for the Week of September 21, 2015

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


What is the add-on code for coronary mechanical thrombectomy when performed in conjunction with allowed percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs)?


The following is an add-on code and is to be reported with primary PCI: 

92973 Percutaneous transluminal coronary thrombectomy mechanical (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

Mechanical thrombectomy is not allowed when aspiration technique / devices are used and is included in 92941.

92941 Percutaneous transluminal revascularization of acute total/subtotal occlusion during acute myocardial infarction, coronary artery or coronary artery bypass graft, any combination of intracoronary stent, atherectomy and angioplasty, including aspiration thrombectomy when performed, single vessel

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