Cardiology Question for the Week of December 28, 2015

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


If a patient has a diagnostic heart cath with 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? 


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

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