AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 12 (December)

Cardiovascular, 92980, 92984 (Q&A) (December 1996)

December 1996 page 10f Coding Consultation Cardiovascular, 92980, 92984 (Q&A) Question My doctor performed an angioplasty and intracoronary stent placement on one vessel and an angioplasty on a separate vessel. How would I report this service? AMA Comment The initial vessel procedure that included the angioplasty and the subsequent stent placement would be reported with code 92980, Transcatheter placement of an intracoronary stent(s), percutaneous, with or without other therapeutic intervention, any method; single vessel. To report additional vessels treated only by angioplasty during the same session, use code 92984, Percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon angioplasty; each additional vessel. This...

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