Compliance Question of the Week – Cardiology

Cardiology Question for the Week of October 16, 2017

How is the following scenario coded? A patient has a 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 September 4, 2017

Is code 93567 to be assigned only for aortic root or ascending aortic imaging? If a true, diagnostic abdominal (75625) or thoracic (75605) aortogram is performed at the same time as a diagnostic cardiac cath study should the radiology S&I CPT® code continue to be submitted in addition to the diagnostic heart cath codes instead of 93567?

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