Endomyocardial Biopsy

May 22, 2017

Question:

I need help coding the following procedure. Is it coded the same as 93505? "TIA PROCEDURE: She was brought to the lab and prepped in the usual sterile fashion. Vascular access was obtained with ultrasound-guided punctures of the right femoral vein with 14 French and 10 French sheaths. Intracardiac echo was used to guide the procedure. Images of the RV, septal masses were incorporated to the 3D CARTO map. A robotic Hansen catheter was used to guide an ablation catheter and create a CARTO 3D map of the RV and direct the robot into the septal mass. Then, the ablation catheter was removed and a bioptome was inserted. The robot was used to direct the bioptome to the masses in the distal septum. Multiple specimens were collected of the mass and the inside cystic core. The patient tolerated the procedure well. ICE showed no effusions. The sheaths were pulled, and Proglide sutures were deployed to achieve hemostasis and allow rapid ambulation. CONCLUSION: Successful robotically guided biopsies."

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