Cardiology Question for the Week of April 18, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Would I assign the following code twice if it was performed before and after a procedure?
0390T Peri-procedural device evaluation (in person) and programming of device system parameters before or after a surgery, procedure or test with analysis, review and report, leadless pacemaker system

Answer:

No. Report 0390T only once. The  American Medical Association’s CPT Coding Essentials for Cardiology 2016 indicates that adjustments may be necessary prior to and/or after undergoing surgery, tests, or procedures. 

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