For the Week of December 15, 2014
If we put a stent in the left anterior descending (LAD) and the circumflex, do we assign two initial stent codes, or one initial (92928-LD) and one additional (92929-LC)?
Because the LAD and circumflex are separately recognized major coronary arteries, you would assign the following code x 2 and append the –LD modifier to one code and the –LC modifier to the other.
|92928||Percutaneous transcatheter placement of intracoronary stent(s), with coronary angioplasty when performed; single major coronary artery or branch92928 two initial stent placement codes|
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