Cardiology Question for the Week of November 30, 2015

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


What codes should be reported for the following procedures: patient had a left heart catheterization with coronary arteriograms from a femoral access and also had a right subclavian arteriogram due to arm swelling?


The following codes should be reported: 

93458            Catheter placement in coronary artery(s) for coronary angiography, including intraprocedural injection(s) for coronary angiography, imaging supervision and interpretation; with left heart catheterization including intraprocedural injection(s) for left ventriculography, when performed

36216-RT       Selective catheter placement, arterial system; initial second order thoracic or brachiocephalic branch, within a vascular family

75710 XU, RT Angiography, extremity, unilateral, radiological supervision and interpretation

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