Cardiology Question for the Week of July 10, 2017

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

We were wondering which CPT® code to use for a volumetric computerized tomography (CT) scan of the heart to confirm pacemaker device placement, using contrast.  We perform these CT scans after the device implant to check for lead placement/positioning when there have been capture issues.

Answer:

It sounds like you would assign the following code:

75572 Computed tomography, heart, with contrast material, for evaluation of cardiac structure and morphology (including 3D image postprocessing, assessment of cardiac function, and evaluation of venous structures, if performed)

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