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Cardiology

For the Week of September 1, 2014

Question:

What is the CPT code for coronary artery calcification scoring (CACS)?

Answer:

When calcium scoring is performed as a stand-alone procedure, the following is the appropriate code:

75571 Computed tomography, heart, without contrast material, with quantitative evaluation of coronary calcium

When calcium scoring is performed as part of a cardiac computed tomography (CT) or coronary artery CT angiography (CTA), the scoring is included and not separately coded and billed.

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 CTA, heart, coronary arteries and bypass grafts (when present), with contrast material, including 3D image postprocessing (including evaluation of cardiac structure and morphology, assessment of cardiac function, and evaluation of venous structures, if performed)

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