Cardiology Question for the Week of February 12, 2018

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Is 93567 the appropriate code for the evaluation of an aortic dissection without a cardiac catheterization?

Answer:

The following code, which is bundled, should be used for this service:

36221 Non-selective catheter placement, thoracic aorta, with angiography of the extra¬cranial carotid, vertebral, and/or intracranial vessels, unilateral or bilateral, and all associated radiological supervision and interpretation, includes angiography of the cervicocerebral arch, when performed

 

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