AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 7 (July)

Medicine Cardiovascular (July 2001)

July 2001 page 11 Coding Consultation Cardiovascular, Medicine, 92960 (Q&A) Question If a cardioversion is not ultimately successful, would it still be appropriate to report code 92960 for a complete cardioversion procedure? AMA Comment Although CPT does not limit the use of procedure codes according to whether or not a procedure is successful, it is important to determine whether or not the procedure was actually provided in its entirety. If an elective cardioversion is provided in its entirety, regardless of whether or not the procedure is successful in converting the patient's heartbeat to a regular rhythm, you should...

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