Cardiology Question for the Week of May 29, 2017

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

If patient has a diagnostic heart cath with intravascular ultrasound (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?

Answer:

If medically necessary, IVUS could be coded a second time. Insure the physician’s dictated report describes why IVUS was used a second time.

 

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