Ask Dr. Z

Ask Dr. Z Knowledge Base houses over 7,500 coding questions and answers dating back to 2013.

Ask Dr. Z Disclaimer

Venoplasty of the Subclavian vein in conjunction with LV lead placement

Date: Mar 3, 2023


We have a scenario where the physician was trying to pass a wire to get the CS catheter through, and it was discovered that the patient has a total occlusion of the left subclavian vein. Physician performed venoplasty and said intervention allowed for easy passage of the CS guide catheter. Physician does document venous stenosis of the subclavian vein and the occlusion.

We stumbled upon an October 2022 CPT Assistant that is making it seem like we can report for the venoplasty. The CPT Assistant mentions a stenosis found during a "transcatheter electrophysiology procedure". Would our scenario qualify for reporting the venoplasty with the upgrade to a CRT-pacemaker? Thoughts?

Sign up for a membership to view the answer to this question.

Need to ask Dr.Z?

Don't see the answer you're looking for in the knowledge base? No problem. You can ask Dr. Z directly!
Ask Dr. Z a question now!