Cardiovascular CPT codes

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ch 16 step by step medical coding

if fluoroscopic guidance is used during the insertion of a pacemaker, it is bundled with the primary procedure and cannot be reported seperately. true or false

false

the epicardial approach involves accessing a vein and inserting a needle with a wire into the vein. true or false

false

when coding a change of battery in a pacemaker, both the removal and the re-implantation are coded. true or false

true

to correctly report coronary bypass grafts, you must know the anatomical site in wich the vessel being grafted came from. true or false

true

PTCA is an acronym for what

Percutaneous
Transluminal
Coronary
Angioplasty

___________ cardiology is entering the body to make a correction or for examination

invasive

supervision and interpretation codes for angiography are located where in the CPT manual?

radiology section

an example of a noninvasive cardiology procedure/service is:

cardiovascular stress test

the majorr division of the cardiovascular subsection is whether a procedure involed a ______________ vessel.

coronary or noncoronary

___________ is a procedure in which fluid is withdrawn from the space around the heart through a needle and a catheter is left in to allwow for continued drainage

pericardiostomy

the device that can be inserted into the body to electrically shock the heart into a regular rythm is

cardioverter-defibrillator

pacemaker insertion codes are divided based on the surgical:

approach

what is the name of the electrodes that are placed into the atrium and/or ventricle of the heart when a pacemaker is inserted?

leads

what are the three sections of the CPT manual that you use to code many cadiovascular services?

surgery
radiology
medicine

what does the abbreviation EP mean as it relates to cardiovascular services?

electrophysiology

what type of cardiology is a diagnostic specialty that uses radioactive elements to aid in the diagnosis of cardiology conditions?

nuclear

within the cardiovascular system, what is compared to the branches of a tree?

vascular families

in which type of catheter placement is the catheter moved, manipulated, or guided into a part of the arterial system other than the vessel punctured?

selective

the procedure in which the surgeon withdraws fluid from the pericardial space by means of a needle inserted percutaneously into the space is called

pericardiocentesis

the number of post-operatived days usually assigned for the global period following implantation of a pacemaker is

90

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