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Cardiology

For the Week of January 19, 2015

Question:

We have a physician who treated a chronic total occlusion in the mid diagonal branch (92943) and then also placed a stent in the left anterior descending artery (LAD). We are unsure if the stent in the LAD should be coded as 92928 or as an additional 92929.

Answer:

The stent would be assigned the following “additional” code:

92929 Percutaneous transcatheter placement of intracoronary stent(s), with coronary angioplasty when performed; each additional branch of a major coronary artery (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure).

 

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