AMA CPT® Assistant - 2015 Issue 7 (July)

Medicine: Cardiovascular (Q&A) (July 2015)

July 2015 page 11 Medicine: Cardiovascular Question: Prior to pulmonary valvuloplasty, a radiofrequency (RF) perforation of the pulmonary valve was performed to help access the pulmonary valve, which was subsequently valvuloplastied during this session. Is it appropriate to report the RF perforation, or is it considered as part of the valvuloplasty? If it is reported, what code should be used? Answer: There is no specific code to report RF perforation of the pulmonary valve. Therefore, it would be appropriate to report baseline pulmonary valvuloplasty code 92990, Percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty, with modifier 22, Increased procedural services, appended to denote the...

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