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Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves

  1. Default Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves
    Medical Coding Books
    Is anyone doing this? If so, would you mind sharing how you coded it? Thanks!

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    Default Placement of Aortic Transcatheter Valves
    There are two possibilities: code 92986 - percutaneous balloon valvuloplasty; aortic valve or the Everest II study. If the physician is participating in the Everest II study [percutaneous aortic valve repair system] then your carrier or MAC will have provided coding and billing instructions as part of their study approval correspondence. A typical operations report for code 92986 should indicate an arm or leg incision; placement of two catheters - a central venous catheter and a second catheter that is threaded into the heart. A balloon tip on the second catheter is inflated to open the blocked aortic valve.


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