CPT Code 93312 | Description, Procedure & Billing Guidelines (2022)
CPT 93312 can be billed for transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) of the patient’s heart to assess its function, dynamics, and anatomy.
1. What Is CPT Code 93312?
The 93312 CPT code procedure aims to take a closer look at the patient’s heart chambers and valves for assessment and to see if there are heart diseases present.
This procedure is performed with TEE (transesophageal echocardiography). Multiple probes, transducers, or rotating transducers can be used for a 2D image of the patient’s heart.
The CPT manual defines the 93312 CPT code description as: “Echocardiography, transesophageal, real-time with image documentation (2D) (with or without M-mode recording); including probe placement, image acquisition, interpretation, and report.”
The 93312 CPT code procedure starts with prepping and anesthetizing the patient. Then, the provider performs a TEE (transesophageal echocardiography). They use a transducer placed on the tip of a flexible tube.
Then, they guide the tube down the patient’s throat into the esophagus to enter the passage to the stomach.
This method provides the provider with detailed pictures of a patient’s heart. The ultrasound is created in the form of an M mode producing an image similar to a tracing that captures the one-dimensional motion and position of the heart chambers and the heart itself.
The CPT 93312 service is a two–dimensional motion procedure. The provider interpreted the function, dynamics, and anatomy of the heart.
4. How To Use CPT 93355
You can not bill CPT 93312 in combination with CPT 93355.
The professional and technical component is included in CPT code 93312. You can add modifier TC to the claim if you bill the technical component only. Modifier 26 can be used for the professional component.