Results 1 to 2 of 2

PFO Closure

  1. Default PFO Closure
    Medical Coding Books
    One of my physicians states that he uses fluoroscopy when doing the PFO closure (93580). Can I bill the fluoroscopy (71090-26) seperately?

  2. #2
    Louisville, KY
    That 71090 code would not be appropriate. If you glance below the code 93580 (in the Professional Edition), it states "includes any contrast injections." My thought is that fluoro is inherent based on that statement, at least from the pro-fee perspective.

Similar Threads

  1. Closure of PFO and ASD
    By mdm58 in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 04-27-2015, 03:18 PM
  2. Discontinued ICE during Aborted PFO Closure
    By ablythe in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-20-2013, 08:07 AM
  3. Closure of PFO
    By pwright3603 in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 02-01-2011, 10:37 AM
  4. PFO Closure
    By Dee Russell in forum Job Postings
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-04-2008, 11:46 AM
  5. PFO closure
    By steph2355 in forum Cardiology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 01-25-2008, 09:23 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.