• If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ & read the forum rules. To view all forums, post or create a new thread, you must be an AAPC Member. If you are a member and have already registered for member area and forum access, you can log in by clicking here. If you've forgotten your username or password use our password reminder tool. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below..
  • Important Note: We will be performing a scheduled maintenance on 1st November 2020. The site will be offline from 7:30PM (MT) till midnight. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

How to code this particular cath

ACrase

New
Messages
9
Best answers
0
Hi,
How would you code this particular cath?
-LHC with ventriculography
-Left coronary angiography
-Right coronary angiography
-intervention on mid RCA; balloon angioplasty, thrombectomy, stent.
-intervention on proximal RCA; thrombectomy, stent.
-intervention on distal RCA: balloon angioplasty.

Help. how would you code this?

Thanks,
Amy:confused:
 

jewlz0879

True Blue
Messages
823
Location
Richardson, TX
Best answers
0
Without the report I would say:

92980, RC
93458-26, 59

I would only code the thrombectomy if it was mechanical and not aspiration with 92973

HTH
 

ACrase

New
Messages
9
Best answers
0
Great answer

Thank you so much. I was leaning that way, but wasn't sure about the thrombectomy.

Thanks,
Amy
 

ACrase

New
Messages
9
Best answers
0
payment

A quick follow up. Are you getting paid for both the stent and the cath when coding both?

Thank you,
Amy
 
Top