Q & A with Dr. Z: VSD Closure


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

Question:
Which CPT code would best describe a VSD closure that is not for a congenital VSD, but post MI?

Answer:
We recommend reporting unlisted code 93799 for ventricular septal defect (VSD) closure of a NON-congenital (post-infarct) VSD.

 

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About the Author

David Zielske, MD, CIRCC, COC, CCVTC, CCC, CCS, RCC
David Zielske is founder and President of ZHealth Publishing and primary author and editor of ZHealth publications. Dr. Z practiced as an interventional radiologist and has over twenty years experience as a coding reviewer and coding expert. He is Board Certified in Radiology and has functioned as an independent interventional radiology, vascular surgery, and cardiovascular coding consultant to a variety of physician groups and hospital providers across the country. He also served as an instructor for over 200 coding seminars.

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