Cardiology Question for the Week of December 5, 2022


Is code 92973 the appropriate code for aspiration of a thrombus within a coronary vessel?


According to the intracoronary language found in the CPT® manual, CPT 92973 should not be reported for aspiration of a thrombus. CPT states, “Non-mechanical, aspiration thrombectomy is not reported with 92973.”

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