AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 12 (December)

Cardiac Catheterization, 93556, 75605 (Q&A) (December 1998)

December 1998 page 9c Coding Consultation Cardiac Catheterization, 93556, 75605 (Q&A) Question Both codes 93556 and 75605 seem to identify radiologic imaging for the aorta. What is the difference between these codes? AMA Comment Code 75605 identifies serialographic imaging of the thoracic aorta. In this procedure, a number of serial images is taken of the thoracic aorta (similar to obtaining movie frames) to obtain an image of the aorta at this level. This is different from the nonserial imaging of the aorta identified by code 93556. The procedure represented by this code identifies radiographic imaging of the aorta...

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