AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2017 Issue 2

Reporting of right heart catheterizations with heart biopsies

Cardiac catheterization is an invasive imaging procedure performed for diagnosing, assessing the severity of cardiovascular disease, and treatment of various heart conditions, such as, coronary artery disease, and valvular heart disease. Cardiac catheterizations are usually utilized in conjunction with other tests and procedures, such as coronary angiography, coronary angioplasty, heart biopsies, and catheter ablations.   From a coding perspective, the appropriate reporting of cardiac catheterization procedures can prove to be a challenge. Although there are many cardiac variations pertaining to catheterization procedures, this article will specifically address the proper coding of a right heart catheterization (RHC) with heart biopsies...

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