AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 12 (December)

Pediatric Cardiology Coding (December 1997)

December 1997 page 5 Coding Communication Pediatric Cardiology Coding See Clinical Vignettes A number of codes are listed in CPT that specifically refer to the treatment of conditions found in pediatric patient populations. In this article we will review the codes included in the Cardiovascular Medicine section. CPT 1998 includes some revisions to pediatric cardiology, and these changes will be addressed in a forthcoming article. Echocardiography for Congenital Cardiac Anomalies The echocardiography codes for congenital cardiac anomalies were implemented in CPT 1997. The codes were developed by the CPT Editorial Panel in response to the American Academy of Pediatrics...

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