Cardiology Question for the Week of Decemeber 7, 2015

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Can we bill the following injection codes for drug administration during a cardiac catheterization procedure?
96373 Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); intra-arterial
96374 intravenous push, single or initial substance/drug

Answer:

Current correct coding initiative (CCI) edits indicate that these codes are a component of the

cardiac catheterization and coronary interventional codes and, therefore, should not be billed separately.

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