by David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC

Question:
Can code 0715T for coronary IVL (Shockwave) be reported with C9600-C9608 for coronary interventions performed with the use of drug-eluting stents? Or is its use limited to 92920, 92924, 92928, 92933, 92937, 92941, 92943, and 92975?

Answer:
For now, we are reporting with non-DES and DES. Due to one set of codes being from the CPT Codebook and the other set being HCPCS II, there certainly may be add-on code edits that kick out 0715T with DES (until that is addressed by CMS and AMA).

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