February is National Heart Month. The 2021 CPT® code set that went into effect January 1, 2021 included new codes to include all the technology advances within healthcare, and cardiology more specifically.

There have been lots of technological advancements in continuous cardiac monitoring and detection creating the need to add codes 93241 to 93248.

93241External electrocardiographic recording for more than 48 hours up to 7 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage; includes recording, scanning analysis with report, review and interpretation
93242External electrocardiographic recording for more than 48 hours up to 7 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage; recording (includes connection and initial recording)
93243External electrocardiographic recording for more than 48 hours up to 7 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage; scanning analysis with report
93244External electrocardiographic recording for more than 48 hours up to 7 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage; review and interpretation
93245External electrocardiographic recording for more than 7 days up to 15 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage; includes recording, scanning analysis with report, review and interpretation
93246External electrocardiographic recording for more than 7 days up to 15 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage; recording (includes connection and initial recording)
93247External electrocardiographic recording for more than 7 days up to 15 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage; scanning analysis with report
93248External electrocardiographic recording for more than 7 days up to 15 days by continuous rhythm recording and storage; review and interpretation

In your 2021 CPT® code book, you will also find three new shunting procedure codes for congenital cardiac anomalies:

33741Transcatheter atrial septostomy (TAS) for congenital cardiac anomalies to create effective atrial flow, including all imaging guidance by the proceduralist, when performed, any method (eg, Rashkind, Sang-Park, balloon, cutting balloon, blade)
33745TIS creation by stent placement for congenital cardiac anomalies to establish effective intracardiac flow, all imaging guidance by the proceduralist when performed, left and right heart diagnostic cardiac catheterization for congenital cardiac anomalies, and target zone angioplasty, when performed; initial intracardiac shunt
+33746 each additional intracardiac shunt location (List separately in addition to the code for the primary service)

Have any questions about cardiology codes? Watch MMI’s On Demand 2021 Cardiology Updates Webinar: https://mmiclasses.com/2021-cardiology-updates-webinar/