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For the Week of August 24, 2015

Question:

One of our patients had a coronary angiogram performed last week and returned for angioplasty of the right coronary bypass graft. Contrast injected into the coronary graft revealed 80 percent blockage. A successful angioplasty was performed. Can the coronary angiogram be reported in addition to the PCI since we have documented findings?

Answer:

No. Per CPT guidelines, if the patient has had a previous diagnostic cardiac catheterization, without documentation supporting a change in the condition, thus medical need, only the intervention would be reported with the following code:

92937 Percutaneous transluminal revascularization of or through coronary artery bypass graft (internal mammary, free arterial, venous), any combination of intracoronary stent, atherectomy and angioplasty, including distal protection when performed; single vessel

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