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    I have a case where the doc performed a pressure measurement across the lesion before deciding to intervene... is this seperately billable?? if so what code?

    A portion of the report reads...........

    Selective left common femoral artery angiogram was performed to see the left common iliac artery and there was evidence of a lesion in the range of 50-60%. At this time I decided to perform pressure measurement across the lesion. There was evidence of 8mm pressure gradient. I decided to fix it so I could proceed with the case.


    Any input would be appreciated!

    Thanks,
    C. Weaver, CPC, CCC

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    Quote Originally Posted by cweavercpc View Post
    I have a case where the doc performed a pressure measurement across the lesion before deciding to intervene... is this seperately billable?? if so what code?

    A portion of the report reads...........

    Selective left common femoral artery angiogram was performed to see the left common iliac artery and there was evidence of a lesion in the range of 50-60%. At this time I decided to perform pressure measurement across the lesion. There was evidence of 8mm pressure gradient. I decided to fix it so I could proceed with the case.


    Any input would be appreciated!

    Thanks,
    There is no code, and if there were it is not separately billable. Pressures are included in all interventional/diagnositc angiographic procedures of which I am aware.

    also, how did he "fix it" before he could proceed with the case?


    HTH
    Last edited by dpeoples; 06-24-2011 at 11:30 AM. Reason: additional question
    Danny L. Peoples
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    Thanks Danny! I think I am also thinking of the fractional flow done in the coronaries that we bill the 93571 and thought their might be a code for the peripherals. I appreciate your help!
    C. Weaver, CPC, CCC

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