Question: The doctor performed an LHC and used OCT of the LAD (30 to 40 percent plaque). How should I code the OCT?
Answer: The appropriate codes for OCT (optical coherence tomography) performed in 2017 are the following:
OCT is a catheter-based imaging method that produces high-resolution images by using light. Physicians can view the insides of arteries, including stents.
Don't forget: Because +92978 is an add-on code, you must always report it in addition to the primary service. You can check the list of appropriate primary codes accompanying +92978 and +92979 in the CPT® manual.