Compliance Question of the Week – Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of March 18, 2024

How is the following scenario coded? A patient has an SVG anastomosed to the LC obtuse marginal (OM). Next, this graft “jumps” to the RC posterolateral branch. Through the vein graft, the OM lesion is treated with angioplasty and bare metal stenting and a second lesion in the posterolateral branch of the RC is treated with angioplasty and bare metal stenting.

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Cardiology Question for the Week of February 5, 2024

We had an interventional cardiologist perform a percutaneous left heart catheterization, then selective injections of the left ventricle and coronary arteries for diagnostic purposes. This was followed by mechanical thrombectomy of the LAD artery with subsequent drug-eluting stent placement in the LAD. How would we code this?

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