Created Dec 2018
Reviewed Dec 2019
We are looking for a procedure code for ‘Shockwave lithotripsy of coronary artery by balloon catheter’.
Documentation within the operation note states ‘coronary intravascular lithotripsy catheter balloon inflations’.
Can NZCA please advise a code for this procedure?
The particular type of balloon used is not classifiable in ACHI.
For the procedure ‘shockwave lithotripsy of coronary artery’ assign a code from block  Transluminal coronary angioplasty or block  Transluminal coronary angioplasty with stenting, if a stent is also deployed.
Use free text to capture the type of procedure performed e.g. shockwave lithotripsy of coronary artery.