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Pay-per-view: AMA changes cardiac catheterization, revascularization coding

APCs Insider, February 4, 2011

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Some of the biggest changes to CPT® codes this year appear in the cardiac catheterization and revascularization codes.

In the past, coders would report up to three separate codes to describe an endovascular revascularization procedure—one code for the selective catheterization, one for the surgical component of the intervention, and one for the radiological supervision and interpretation of the procedure.Beginning in 2011, coders will report only one code to represent all of those services.

Continue reading “AMA changes cardiac catheterization, revascularization coding” on HCPro’s website. Subscribers to Briefings on APCs have free access to this article in their February issue.

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