Question:

When should new code 93462 not be reported?

Answer:

93462 may be used in conjunction with 93581 for transseptal or transapical puncture performed for percutaneous transcatheter closure of the ventricular septal defect. However, several circumstances exist where it should not be used. Do not report 93462 in conjunction with 93590 for transeptal puncture through intact septum performed for left heart catheterization and percutaneous transcatheter closure of paravalvular leak. Do not report 93462 in conjunction with 93656. Do not report 93462 in conjunction with 33418, 0345T, 0544T, unless transapical puncture is performed.

93462 Left heart catheterization by transseptal puncture through intact septum or by transapical puncture (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

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