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My question is in regards to the new category III code for lipiscan = 0205T. We are doing this procedure at our facility. The code description states to code this per vessel. Since this can be done multiple times during the same event, is the charge the same per each vessel? Also, since we can charge for multiple vessels, does it matter which vessel? Example, if they do the LAD and then turn off to a side branch of the LAD does this constitute two vessels and two charges or does it have to be two main vessels (LAD - RCA) to get two charges. I haven't been able to find a lot of information on this code so any help you can give me is very appreciated. Thank you.
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