AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 8 (August)

Medicine Cardiac Catheterization (August 2000)

August 2000 page 11-end Coding Consultation Cardiac Catheterization, Medicine, 93508, 92980 (Q&A) Question Can I use CPT code 93508 to report the catheter insertion when performing a percutaneous intra-coronary stent procedure? AMA Comment No, it would not be appropriate to report code 93508 in addition to code 92980, as the catheter introduction, positioning, and repositioning within the vessel is considered to be an inclusive component of the total stent placement procedure. Code 93508 describes a catheter placement for coronary angio-graphy without performance of an associated left heart cardiac catheterization. CPT code 92980, Transcatheter placement of an intracoronary stent(s)...

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