AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 4 (April)

CPT Coding Comparisons: 1997 vs. 1998 (April 1998)

April 1998 pages 3-9 CPT Coding Comparisons: 1997 vs. 1998 Using CPT Code 93530 93530Right heart catheterization, for congenital cardiac anomalies Typical patients who undergo isolated right heart catheterization are those with congenital heart lesions being evaluated preoperatively, postoperative patients in whom significant residual defects may be diagnosed and quantified from a single right heart catheterization, or those in whom the anatomy, pulmonary artery/tributary(s) pressures must be determined. Examples would include patients with postoperative tetralogy of Fallot (see fig. 6), patients with primary pulmonary hypertension for measurement of pulmonary pressure and resistance to characterize the disease and monitor the...

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