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Cardiology Coding Updates for Valvuloplasty – 2017

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Valvuloplasty codes 33400, 33401, and 33403 are no more in use.  There codes are replaced by two new codes 33390, 33391, with two classification Simple or Complex, depending on the extend of procedure performed.

These new codes are defined as:

33390: Valvuloplasty, aortic valve, open with cardiopulmonary bypass; simple (ie, valvotomy, debridement, debulking, and/or simple commissural resuspension)

33391: Valvuloplasty, aortic valve, open with cardiopulmonary bypass; complex (eg, leaflet extension, leaflet resection, leaflet reconstruction, or annuloplasty)

Aortic Valve Repairs (to treat aortic valve stenosis or narrowing) are done via an open approach with the patient on cardiopulmonary bypass