AMA CPT® Assistant - 2016 Issue 8 (August)

Surgery: Cardiovascular System (Q&A) (August 2016)

August 2016 page 10 Surgery: Cardiovascular System Question: Code 33477, Transcatheter pulmonary valve implantation, percutaneous approach, including pre-stenting of the valve delivery site, when performed, describes a catheter-based technique for the implantation of a prosthetic valve using a percutaneous approach. Is it appropriate to report code 33477 multiple times for the placement of extra stents? Answer: No, code 33477 is reported once per session. This code includes any number of stents placed during the procedure, and no additional codes are reported. Surgery: Cardiovascular System (Q&A) (August 2016). CPT® Assistant. 2016; August 2016 page 10 ...

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