Cardiology Question for the Week of December 26, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Is 93567 the appropriate code to report the evaluation an aortic dissection without a cardiac catheterization?

Answer:

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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