Compliance Question of the Week – Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of March 20, 2017

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      Intravenous push, single or initial substance/drug

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Cardiology Question for the Week of March 6, 2017

The patient presents for a diagnostic left heart catheterization (LHC), left ventriculogram and selective coronary angiography. The physician determines that hemodynamic assessment should be performed before and after exercise to assist in the clinical diagnosis. The patient is given a pair of 2.5-pound dumbbell weights then asked to exercise by extending the arms and bringing the arms with the weights to their chest. The patient exercises for three to five minutes. Does this type of exercise meet the criteria for billing code 93464?

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Cardiology Question for the Week of January 16, 2017

We were told we should bill code 96374 for administration of LUMASON® (sulfur hexafluoride lipid-type A microspheres) for injectable suspension, for intravenous use or intravesical use with echocardiogram with contrast, but we are getting denials for this code. Is there another code we should use?

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