AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 4 (April)

Medicine, 92982 (Q&A) (April 1997)

April 1997 page 10b Coding Consultation Medicine, 92982 (Q&A) Question If a percutaneous transluminal coronary balloon angioplasty is done of the circumflex artery and into the obtuse artery, should I report the obtuse artery with code 92984, each additional vessel? AMA Comment For coding purposes, there are four main coronary vessels: the right coronary artery, the left main coronary artery, the left anterior descending coronary artery, and the left circumflex. CPT code 92984, each vessel, refers only to these four main coronary vessels. Therefore, since the obtuse artery is a branch off the circumflex artery and not one...

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