Cardiology Question for the Week of October 26, 2015

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Cardiologist performs angioplasty, stenting and atherectomy on the left anterior descending artery with complete restoration of the vessel. What code/s would be reported?

Answer:

As per CPT directives, since these procedures are reported from a hierarchy, code 92933 includes atherectomy, with coronary stent placement with or without angioplasty. The highest /most comprehensive code would be reported once per vessel.

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