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If fluoroscopic guidance is used during the insertion of a pacemaker, it is bundled with the primary procedure and cannot be reported separately
The epicardial approach involves accessing a vein and inserting a needle with a wire into the vein.
When coding a change of battery in a pacemaker, both the removal and the re-implantation are coded
To correctly report coronary bypass grafts, you must know the anatomical site in which the vessel being grafted came from.
PTCA is an acronym for Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty.
____ Cardiology is entering the body to make a correction or for examination.
Supervision and Interpretation codes for angiography are located where in the CPT Manual?
An example of a noninvasive cardiology procedure/service is:
Cardiovascular Stress Test
The major division of the cardiovascular subsection is whether a procedure involved a ___ Vessel.
Coronary or Noncoronary
___ is a procedure in which fluid is withdrawn form the space around the heart through a needle and catheter is left on to allow for continued drainage.
The device that can be inserted into the body to electrically shock the heart into regular rhythm
Pacemaker insertion codes are divided based in the surgical:
What is the name of the electrodes that are placed into the atrium and/or centrical of the heart when a pacemaker is inserted?
What are the three sections of the CPT manual that you use to code many cardiovascular services?
Surgery, Radiology, Medicine
What does the abbreviation EP mean as it relates to cardiovascular services?
What type of cardiology is a diagnostic speciality that uses radioactive elements to aid in the diagnosis of cardiology conditions?
Within the cardiovascular system, what is compared to the branches of a tree?
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
The procedure in which the surgeon withdraws fluid from the pericardial space by means of a needle inserted percutaneously into the space is called:
The number of postoperative days usually assigned for the global period following implantation of a pacemaker is
Code 36000 (introduction of needle or intracatheter vein) is an example of:
An ___ is a mass of undissolved matter that is present in blood and is transported by the blood.
Which item is not considered to be bundled in with a cascular injection?
Which of the following modifiers does not identify a coronary artery?
A Holter monitor is similar to an electrocardiogram in that:
Leads are attached to the patient
Cardiovascular stress test codes are used for
Both A and C
If the clinic physician performs the catheterization procedure at the hospital, which modifiers would you append to the catheterization code?
Arrhythmia ablation is a treatment for:
Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring is:
A procedure that is done over a 24 hour period by means of a portable device worn by the patient
If a clinic owns its own x-ray equipment, what modifier would be iced when coding for the supervision and interpretation of a cardiac catheterization?
If catheterization is performed on the coronary arteries, in which section would you find the codes?
The pulse generator of a pacemaker is also referred to as:
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