Cardiology Question for the Week of March 14, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

If non-selective renal angiography is performed at the time of a dagnostic cardiac catheterization, should level ll HCPCS code G0275 be reported? Is this code for hospitals or physician billing? Is this code for Medicare or non-Medicare patients?

Answer:

While G0275 did describe this precise service, The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) deleted this code in 2014. 

Assuming there is medical necessity to perform the procedure and documentation substantiates the service provided, you would assign the following CPT code To correctly bill for non-selective renal angiography performed at the time of a cardiac catheterization: 

75625Aortography, abdominal, by serialography, radiological supervision and interpretation 

It does not matter whether you are billing the professional (i.e., physician) or technical (i.e., hospital) component or a Medicare or non-Medicare patient. Be certain to check the national correct coding initiative (CCI) edits when reporting 75625 with other CPT codes desc

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