AMA CPT® Assistant - 2012 Issue 3 (March)

Medicine: Cardiovascular (Q&A) (March 2012)

March 2012 page 10a Medicine: Cardiovascular Question: How is a segmental (branch) pulmonary artery injection reported during cardiac catheterization (CPT code 93533)? May code 36015 be reported with code 75741? Answer: If indeed selective catheterization with injection of contrast into the segmental branch of the pulmonary artery was performed, code 36015, Selective catheter placement, segmental or subsegmental pulmonary artery, may be reported. The radiological supervision and interpretation associated with the pulmonary artery segmental branch angiography should also be reported with code 75741, Angiography, pulmonary, unilateral, selective, radiological supervision and interpretation. Codes 36015 and 75741 may be reported in addition...

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