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    Default 93580 vs 93581

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    I'm new to cardiology coding and I'm wondering when to use 93580 as opposed to 93581? It's probably something REALLY simple, but when you're new you over think EVERYTHING!


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    Apr 2007
    Duluth, Minnesota


    93580 is for a congentital atrial septal defect closed puercutaneously by catheter.

    93581 is for a congentital ventricular septal defect closed percutaneously by catheter.

    the difference being "atrial" septal defect and "ventricular" septal defect

    or were you looking for a different answer?...
    Donna, CPC, CPC-H

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    Nope that was it...I thought so but as I said, I'm new and probably over thinking things.

    Thanks so much!!

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