Cardiology Question for the Week of February 8, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


When can the following codes be reported together?

93656    Comprehensive electrophysiologic evaluation including transseptal catheterizations, insertion and repositioning of multiple electrode catheters with induction or attempted induction of an arrhythmia including left or right atrial pacing/recording when necessary, right ventricular pacing/recording when necessary, and His bundle recording when necessary with intracardiac catheter ablation of atrial fibrillation by pulmonary vein isolation

+93655   Intracardiac catheter ablation of a discrete mechanism of arrhythmia which is distinct from the primary ablated mechanism, including repeat diagnostic maneuvers, to treat a spontaneous or induced arrhythmia (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)


Code 93655 may be reported with 93656 when additional non-atrial fibrillation tachycardia is separately diagnosed after pulmonary vein isolation.

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