Question:

Can we bill the following injection codes for drug administration during a cardiac catheterization procedure?

96373 Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); intra-arterial
96374 Therapeutic, prophylactic, or diagnostic injection (specify substance or drug); intravenous push, single or initial substance/drug

Answer:

Current correct coding initiative (CCI) edits indicate that these codes are a component of the cardiac catheterization and coronary interventional codes and, therefore, should not be billed separately.


This question was answered in the 2018 edition of Peripheral & Cardiology Coder. For more hot topics relating to cardiology services, please view our store, or call us at 1.800.252.1578 ext. 2.

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