Awareness : Did You Know? 2015-2016

Did You Know? Weekly Educational Series 17

For the Week of December 14, 2015-Cardiology

Question:What codes should be billed for the following procedures: patient had a left heart catheterization with coronary arteriograms from a femoral access and also had a right subclavian arteriogram due to arm swelling?

Answer:The following codes should be the cpt codes billed:

  • 93458 Catheter placement in coronary artery(s) for coronary angiography, including intraprocedural injection(s) for coronary angiography, imaging supervision and interpretation; with left heart catheterization including intraprocedural injection(s) for left ventriculography, when performed
  • 36216-RT Selective catheter placement, arterial system; initial second order thoracic or brachiocephalic branch, within a vascular family
  • 75710 XU, RT Angiography, extremity, unilateral, radiological supervision and interpretation