Mar 1st, 2011
By David B. Dunn, MD, FACS, CIRCC, CPC-H, CCC For 2011, CPT® has given cardiac catheterization (cath) coding an “extreme makeover,” to include: 19 deleted cardiac cath codes (93501, 93508, 93510, 93514, 93524, 93526, 93527, 93528, 93529, 93539-93545, 93555, and 93556) 20 new Category I codes (93451-93464 and 93563-93568) New injection codes and bundling issues ...
Feb 1st, 2009
By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CIRCC, CCC, CCS, RCC From a coder’s perspective, the heart is made up of chambers, valves, and coronary and pulmonary arteries and veins. Let’s focus on outpatient hospital and physician CPT® coding for diagnostic and interventional coronary arterial procedures. Branch Out Coronary Artery Coding Know-how Anatomically there are two coronary ...
Oct 1st, 2007
As technology and research advance rapidly for  percutaneous procedures of the heart, coding updates and changes will follow. By David Zielske, MD, CPC-H, CCS, RCC The most common congenital heart defects are the patent foramen ovale and atrial septal defects. These heart defects are open communications between the right and left atria and can vary ...