Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Cardiology Question for the Week of August 29, 2022

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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Physician explaining cardiology diagnosis with image of heart organ on tablet to patient

Cracking 2022 Category I Coding

Category I coding can prove challenging for numerous coders across the nation. How to apply these codes, what codes they can be used in conjunction with, and when these codes cannot be reported may spell trouble for coding and compliance. Let’s take a look at the rationale behind these codes

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