Cardiology Question for the Week of May 7, 2018

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

When a left heart catheterization is performed with coronary artery angiography but no left ventriculogram is performed, what is the proper coding?

Answer:

A ventriculography is common, but not required. If the left heart was accessed and only pressure measurements were made, along with selective coronary angiography, the correct code would still be the following:

93458 Catheter placement in coronary artery(s) for coronary angiography, including intraprocedural injection(s) for coronary angiography, imaging supervision and interpretation; with left heart catheterization including intraprocedural injection(s) for left ventriculography, when performed

 

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