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    Can someone please help me with the correct way to code an intraoperative echocardiogram? Currently I use 93312 and if applicable also 93320 and 93320. Prior to that I used 93318.

    Thank You

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    Intraoperative with what type of service?

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    In the case of coronary artery bypass and valve replacements. Thanks

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    93318-26 would be appropriate for intra-operative monitoring. For anything above and beyond the basic exam, I would imagine distinct documentation would be required. You can check out the Ingenix Coder's Desk Reference for a detailed description of this procedure.

    As for Bundling, CCI permits the use of 93318 and CABG.

    Hope this helps.

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    Kevin,
    Thank you for your reply, I had previously used 93318 but was told to use 93312.


    Have a good day
    Rusti

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