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    FFR/Fractional Flow Reserve this was done during a heart cath, anyone know how to code it? Is it the Swanz Ganz cath 93503 flow directed cath for monitoring purposes? Dicatation says nothing of Swanz Ganz. PLeas Help.

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    93571-26 for initial vessel and 93572-26 for additional vessel

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    Both of the codes are add on codes, what do you do if the FFR was done by another cardiologist and that's all he was called in to do because the primary cardiologist doesn't perform this?

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    For commerical ins ACC recommends the unlisted code of 93799. If billing Medicare (Trailblazer) it is free today. They will not pay for the FFR & IVUS done by another physician.

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