Compliance Question of the Week – Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of July 1, 2024

Which code should be used for selective inferior phrenic artery (IPA) arteriography when imaging the inferior phrenic arterial blood supply to the diaphragm, and which codes should be used for imaging the inferior phrenic arterial blood supply to the viscera (liver, spleen), considering the structure being imaged and catheter placement?

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Cardiology Question for the Week of May 20, 2024

A patient undergoes arterial blood flow measurements using ABI pressure measurements and pneumatic cuffs on both extremities. The physician measures blood flow attributes from one level on each extremity. Which CPT code(s) should be reported for this limited noninvasive arterial study

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Cardiology Question for the Week of April 22, 2024

Which CPT® code range should be used to report cardiac catheterization services for a patient with anomalous coronary arteries arising from any of the following circumstances including aorta or off of other coronary arteries, patent foramen ovale, mitral valve prolapse, and bicuspid aortic valve, but are reported in the absence of other congenital heart defects?

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