AMA CPT® Assistant - 2010 Issue 7 (July)

Surgery: Cardiovascular System (Q&A) (July 2010)

July 2010 page 10d Surgery: Cardiovascular System (Q&A) Question: At completion of a vascular bypass procedure, revascularization is assessed using a flow probe to determine volume flow measurements. May code 93799, Unlisted cardiovascular service or procedure, be reported to describe this procedure? Answer: No. Volume flow measurement assessing revascularization of the arteries or veins for a bypass procedure is not considered an additionally reportable service. This assessment is inherent in the bypass procedure performed and not reported using code 93799. Question: Is there a CPT code for the use of a locking stylet and dilator sheath in the...

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