Cardiology Question for the Week of November 13, 2017

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


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


The bundled code 36221 should be used for this service. The code and full description are as follows:

36221 Non-selective catheter placement, thoracic aorta, with angiography of the extracranial
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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