Cardiology

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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Cardiology Question for the Week of January 29, 2024

For 2024, how should the utilization of intravascular lithotripsy outside of the coronary arteries be reported, and what specific coding ranges apply for facility and professional fee coding when it comes to its use in the lower extremities?

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Cardiology Question for the Week of December 18, 2023

How would we code for the following when it comes to hospital-based services: An interventional cardiologist performs a PTCA in the LAD followed by drug-eluting stent placement in the same vessel, subsequently the physician next performs a PTCA in the RCA.

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