AMA CPT® Assistant - 2002 Issue 3 (March)

Medicine (March 2002)

March 2002 page 10 Coding Consultation Medicine, 92973 (Q&A) Question How should I report an angiojet coronary vessel treatment? AMA Comment A new code was added to CPT 2002 for percutaneous thrombectomy procedures performed for the coronary vessels. Code +92973, Percutaneous transluminal coronary thrombectomy (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure), should be used to report the performance of coronary artery thrombectomy specifically by catheter-based angiojet. Use of an angiojet procedure to clear a blockage in the coronary vessel(s) was previously reported with the unlisted code 93799. This service/procedure designed is to diagnose or treat of...

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