Cardiology Question for the Week of August 15, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Must all of the coronary arteries be imaged during a coronary angiogram?

Answer:

No, the code description for 93454 is “catheter placement in coronary artery(s) for coronary angiography, including intraprocedural injection(s) for coronary angiography, imaging supervision and interpretation.” Inclusion of the “artery(s)” indicates that the code can be used when imaging one or more arteries.

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