please read below. This is off of Trailblazer. A few years ago I attended a seminar where the presenter told us that 93544 was going to start getting denied for dx. And now this may be the reason. Even tho they say a modifier is needed!.
Indications and Limitations for Angiography:
Angiograms of the individual cardiac chambers will be reimbursed based on medical necessity.
Aortography is reimbursable only for diagnoses of aortic root disease, valvular heart disease or congenital heart disease. It is not reimbursable for atherosclerotic heart disease. Angiograms to visualize the coronary ostia are included as part of coronary angiography. A diagnosis of "rule out (valvular lesion)" is not reimbursable.
in other words you need a "good" dx for the aortography these days. 424.1 maybe. If you do not have one they will possible deny it since it is an "aortic root shot" it isnt used to diagnose CAD. and of course the code has changed to 93567.
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