Cardiology Question for the Week of July 19, 2021

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


Instead of the diagnostic cardiac cath procedure described in question 8 and the subsequent TPM insertion, what if instead only a percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was performed? If a TPM is inserted/implanted at the same clinical session, can the TPM (i.e., CPT 33210) be coded for and modified in addition to the PCI code?


Per the NCCI Policy Manual for Medicare Services instructions, we would not recommend coding separately for the TPM performed at the same encounter.