Help coding an aortogram!!!!

crhunt78

Guru
Messages
154
Location
Olathe, KS
Best answers
0
During a heart cath, an aortogram was performed because the physician was unable to "cannulate the ramus graft." I think that I can use code 76000-59. Does anyone know if this is correct? I was also looking at code 93567.....:confused:
 

crhunt78

Guru
Messages
154
Location
Olathe, KS
Best answers
0
75600-75625
That's the code I meant to type, 75600-59! Is that the correct code to use? The report states, "Next, saphenous vein graft to the distal OM, diagonal and diagonal artery using a standard left bypass diagnostic catheter. Because I was unable to cannulate the ramus graft, an aortogram was performed in the LAO position..." I don't know what the LAO position is...
 

Jess1125

Expert
Messages
403
Location
Green Bay
Best answers
0
During a heart cath, an aortogram was performed because the physician was unable to "cannulate the ramus graft." I think that I can use code 76000-59. Does anyone know if this is correct? I was also looking at code 93567.....:confused:
I'm not so sure you can bill anything here. If he's doing the aortogram simply because he can't locate a graft then I don't feel that the aortogram is billable. I believe that would be part of the reimbursement for the vein graft studies....

Jessica CPC, CCC
 

Jim Pawloski

True Blue
Messages
1,350
Location
Ann Arbor
Best answers
0
I'm not so sure you can bill anything here. If he's doing the aortogram simply because he can't locate a graft then I don't feel that the aortogram is billable. I believe that would be part of the reimbursement for the vein graft studies....

Jessica CPC, CCC
Your right on that one Jess, but the code for supervavular aortogram is 93567, when you are looking at the aortic valve.
HTH,
Jim Pawloski, CIRCC
 
Top