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    Pt is already known to have a stenosis in the LAD & Circumflex. Stent placed in LAD. An IVUS of the Circumflex was going to be attempted. The left system was engaged and an angiogram was done. Can I code the angiogram of the Circumflex (93454-59) or is that considered part of the IVUS procedure. IVUS procedure was discontinued because of a pt issue. It seems to me the angiogram would be part of the IVUS because the stenosis was already known. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Buttercup

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    Pt is already known to have a stenosis in the LAD & Circumflex. Stent placed in LAD. An IVUS of the Circumflex was going to be attempted. The left system was engaged and an angiogram was done. Can I code the angiogram of the Circumflex (93454-59) or is that considered part of the IVUS procedure. IVUS procedure was discontinued because of a pt issue. It seems to me the angiogram would be part of the IVUS because the stenosis was already known. Any help would be appreciated.

    Thank You
    Buttercup
    Since a true diagnostic cath was not performed, the angiogram (guiding shots) is part of the intervention.
    HTH,
    Jim Pawloski, CIRCC

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    Jim Pawloski;158518]Since a true diagnostic cath was not performed, the angiogram (guiding shots) is part of the intervention.
    HTH,
    Jim Pawloski, CIRCC[/QUOTE]

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