Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Cardiology Question for the Week of April 27, 2020

Posted Posted in Cardiology

Question:

A diagnostic cardiac catheterization is performed demonstrating two-vessel coronary disease. Due to the contrast load, the procedure is staged. A lesion in the LAD is treated by a DES at the initial session and the right coronary lesion is treated at a separate encounter. Can the injection of the coronary arteries during the second encounter be coded and billed with code 93454 (coronary angiography only)?