They DID do a nuclear medicine exam (likely 78465, 78478, 78480), but this is the report for only the stress portion of that exam, not for the imaging. The coding for the nuc med imaging - the CPT codes referenced above - will come from the nuc med department, and you'll need their report in order to accurately code the 784xx series codes.
Originally Posted by daniel
The codes you want to look at for the report above are:
93015 Cardiovascular stress test using maximal or submaximal treadmill or bicycle exercise, continuous electrocardiographic monitoring, and/or pharmacological stress; with physician supervision, with interpretation and report
93016 physician supervision only, without interpretation and report
93017 tracing only, without interpretation and report
93018 interpretation and report only
The April 1996 CPT Assistant states:
To report physician supervision and/or interpretation only of a cardiovascular stress test performed using institution-owned equipment, use codes 93016 or 93018 (in conjunction with the codes for the diagnostic procedure, e.g. 78465).
Provision of a stress test by a physician in an office or other setting in which the physician owns the equipment, supervises the stress test, and provides the interpretation of the results of the test is reported with CPT code 93015.
To report the technical component of cardiovascular stress testing (e.g. hospital), use code 93017 in addition to the primary diagnostic procedure code(s).
Stacy Gregory, CPC, CCC, RCC