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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Establishes New Category I CPT® Add-On Code for Coronary IVL
The new CPT® code, +92972, has been created to describe when coronary IVL is performed and has been assigned work Relative Value Units (RVU) and professional fees that remunerate physicians for the additional work associated with performing coronary IVL. Because +92972 is an add-on code, the work RVUs and fees associated with coronary IVL will be added to the remuneration physicians receive for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures, including when atherectomy is also performed. The relevant code is as follows:
|CPT®||Description||Additional Work RVUs1||Additional Payment1,2|
|+92972||Percutaneous transluminal coronary lithotripsy||+2.97|
- CMS-1784-F; Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Fiscal Year 2024 Final Rule
- Payment rates do not take into account geographical or additional adjustments. Providers should contact their local Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) or CMS for specific information as payment rates vary by region.
Prior to the establishment of CPT® code +92972, there were no additional RVUs or fees for physicians who performed coronary IVL. CMS first proposed the new CPT® add-on code via the FY2024 Proposed PFS which, following a 60-day public comment period, has now been finalized.
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