AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 10 (October)

Cardiac Catheterization (October 2001)

October 2001 page 11 Coding Consultation Cardiac Catheterization, Medicine, 93539 (Q&A) Question I am unsure which structures the term "conduits" refers to in the descriptor for code 93539. Would you please explain this further? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, the term "conduits" as used in code 93539, Injection procedure during cardiac catheterization; for selective opacification of arterial conduits (eg, internal mammary), whether native or used for bypass, refers to arterial bypass vessels. These "conduit" vessels would be present, for example, following a coronary artery bypass procedure. Cardiac Catheterization, Medicine, 93539 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 2001; October...

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