Cardiology Question for the Week of August 5, 2019

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


If patient has a diagnostic heart cath with IVUS one day and then is taken back to have intracoronary stents deployed with IVUS the next day, can IVUS be coded at both sessions?


If medically necessary, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) could be coded a second time. Make sure the physician’s dictated report describes why IVUS was used a second time.

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