AMA CPT® Assistant - 1992 Issue 4 (April)

CPT 1993 Code Update: Background Information on the New Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Codes (Winter 1992)

Winter 1992 pages 12-13 CPT 1993 Code Update: Background Information on the New Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Codes Techniques of coronary artery bypass grafting have changed rapidly in the last few years. New information, concomitant new technology, an aging population who may have had a first bypass many years ago, and the increasing ability to provide life support for critically ill patients have all played a role. Only recently the number of "redo" coronary procedures has increased dramatically, from 5% of all bypasses in 1988 to more than 20% in 1991. One problem facing surgeons has been the unavailability...

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