Our cardiologist first performed a diagnostic left heart catheterization, followed by selective injections into the left ventricle and coronary arteries. Next, separate and discrete PCI was performed on the following vessels: Right coronary artery DES, Diagonal PTCA, Branch 1 of diagonal PTCA, and Branch 2 of diagonal PTCA. Do you know how we would code for this?
How would you code the following scenario? An interventional cardiologist performs a percutaneous left heart catheterization, then selective injections of the left ventricle and coronary arteries for diagnostic purposes followed by mechanical thrombectomy of the LAD artery with subsequent drug eluting stent placement in the LAD.
What code do I report for transcatheter ventricular restoration device implantation ?
How would you code this scenario? An interventional cardiologist performs a PTCA in the LAD artery. The physician also performed angioplasty in the diagonal side branch of the patient’s LAD during the same session.
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