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    Good Morning all

    One of my doctors has ordered a patient to have a right heart cath with a left ventriculogram. It is not a congenital case. I'm not finding a good CPT code for this procedure.

    The dictated report states that the patient has a history of Ventricular Septal Defect. And a Right heart cath was requested to try to measure his shunt fraction more accurately. A left ventriculogram was requested also to try to visualize the VSD.

    Any ideas on a good CPT code?

    Thanks
    Jammie Barsamian, CPC, CCC, CEMC, CCS-P, CPMA

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    Quote Originally Posted by jlb102780 View Post
    Good Morning all

    One of my doctors has ordered a patient to have a right heart cath with a left ventriculogram. It is not a congenital case. I'm not finding a good CPT code for this procedure.

    The dictated report states that the patient has a history of Ventricular Septal Defect. And a Right heart cath was requested to try to measure his shunt fraction more accurately. A left ventriculogram was requested also to try to visualize the VSD.

    Any ideas on a good CPT code?

    Thanks
    What about code 93453, Right & Left Heart Cath with/without left ventriculography

    If a left ventriculography is being done, then the aortic valve is being crossed and you have both a right/left heart cath.

    Jessica CPC, CCC

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