AMA CPT® Assistant - 2016 Issue 4 (April)

Category III Codes (Q&A) (April 2016)

April 2016 page 9 Category III Codes Question: Which code(s) may be reported in conjunction with the add-on Category III code 0439T, Myocardial contrast perfusion echocardiography; at rest or with stress, for assessment of myocardial ischemia or viability (List separately in addition to primary procedure)? Answer: Although Category III code 0439T is not in the CPT 2016 codebook, it became effective January 1, 2016. Code 0439T may be reported in conjunction with codes 93306, Echocardiography, transthoracic, real-time with image documentation (2D), includes M-mode recording, when performed, complete, with spectral Doppler echocardiography, and with color flow Doppler echocardiography; 93307, Echocardiography...

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