AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 12 (December)

Then and Now: Internal Mammary Artery Angiography at Time of Cardiac Catheterization (December 2011)

December 2011 pages 9-12 Then and Now: Internal Mammary Artery Angiography at Time of Cardiac Catheterization The spring 1994 and October 2001 issue of the CPT Assistant newsletter provided information related to cardiac catheterization specific to the use of the injection procedure code 93539, Injection procedure during cardiac catheterization; for selective opacification of arterial conduits (eg, internal mammary), whether native or used for bypass, for arterial bypass vessel(s) including conduit vessels following a coronary artery bypass procedure. The October 2001 issue clarified that the term "conduits," as used in code 93539 refers to the presence of arterial bypass...

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