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Cardiology Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Don’t Mix Up 92975 With 92977

Question: The cardiologist used a catheter to infuse urokinase into the affected coronary artery of a patient who has a myocardial infarction (MI). The urokinase broke and dissolved the thrombus. Should I report 92975 or 92977 for this procedure? Tennessee Subscriber Answer: For this procedure, you would report 92975 (Thrombolysis, coronary; by intracoronary infusion, including selective coronary angiography), not 92977 (Thrombolysis, coronary; [...]