Is the coding of a diagnostic cardiac catheterization different based on the access into the body, for example: radial versus femoral artery?
No, the vascular access site utilized does not influence the coding. The CPT® codes for cardiac catheterization include the access into the vascular system.
CPT® is a registered trademark of the American Medical Association.
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