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New CPT Codes for Cardiac CT, Imaging Appear for 2010

Posted on 27. Oct, 2009 by in Hot Coding Topics

Plus: Say goodbye to two perfusion codes.

If you’ve ever wondered whether Medicare actually pays attention to CPT’s Category III codes, the AMA offers an answer with the release of the new codes included in CPT 2010.

First and foremost, CPT will delete the Category III cardiac computed tomography (CT) imaging codes 0144T-0151T and replace them with new, permanent Category I codes, as follows:

• 75571 — CT, heart, without contrast material, with quantitative evaluation of coronary calcium

• 75572 — CT, heart, with contrast material, for evaluation of cardiac structure and morphology (including 3D image postprocessing, assessment of cardiac function, and evaluation of venous structures, if performed)

• 75573 — CT, heart, with contrast material, for evaluation of cardiac structure and morphology in the setting of congenital heart disease (including 3D image postprocessing, assessment of LV cardiac function, RV structure and function, and evaluation of venous structures, if performed)

• 75574 — CT angiography, heart,...

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