Cardiology Question for the Week of June 6, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


If the physician performs both intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and fractional flow reserve (FFR) in the same vessel at the same encounter, can we charge for both?


You cannot report IVUS for the FFR Doppler transducer placement and maneuvering in the artery, but if a separate IVUS is performed before or after the FFR, both may be reported.

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