Cardiology Question for the Week of May 16, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

If we place a stent into the circumflex that extends into the obtuse marginal branch, can we report two stent codes?

Answer:

No. When a single therapy such as a stent is used to treat a bridging lesion in two vessels, you code only one.

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