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    Danny, I also looked for the news on the AMA and ACC websites but it appears it hasn't made it to their websites.

    The ACC does mention this coding advice in their CPT Reference Guide for Cardiovascular Coding, but of course you have to buy it ($125 for members) to read it and get the info


    Barring that, here is a link from MedLearn that discusses it, scroll down to May 30, 2011:


    Also a mention from Dr. Z on the website from June 3, 2011, but keep in mind this is old. After the most recent news that AMA does concur with ACC, Dr. Z now does not recommend billing unlisted for aspiration thrombectomy.


    As I mentioned before though, I have a feeling this will be addressed in a future CPT update and will be ironed out, either through a terminology change in the description for 92973, or (crossing fingers!) a new code for aspiration thrombectomy. The new code might be wishful thinking though, if they really do believe it is bundled into the intervention then no new code will be forthcoming.

    I guess we can hope at least...

    Rich Carrillo, CCS, CPC

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    Richardson, TX


    Well I suppose the revised code give us our answer...

    92973 Percutaneous transluminal coronary thrombectomy mechanical

    They made sure to add "mechanical" in there.
    Julie Graham, BA, CPC, CCC

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