Cardiology Question for the Week of March 28, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Can fractional flow reserve (FFR) be reported with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI)?

Answer:

Yes, the CPT manual gives a list of CPT codes that the following FFR codes may be reported with, and these include the coronary intervention codes. 

93571 Intravascular Doppler velocity and/or pressure derived coronary flow reserve measurement (coronary vessel or graft) during coronary angiography including pharmacologically induced stress; initial vessel (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

93572 Intravascular Doppler velocity and/or pressure derived coronary flow reserve measurement (coronary vessel or graft) during coronary angiography including pharmacologically induced stress; each additional vessel (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

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