is why ASE is encouraging the cardiovascular community to share information about the new codes with their lab staff and business departments. Submitting these codes whenever myocardial strain imaging or myocardial perfusion echocardiography is performed will allow national utilization tracking, which is a critical next step toward establishing reimbursement for these services.
Michael Main, MD, is the medical director of the cardiovascular ultrasound imaging laboratory at Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo. He serves as chair of the ASE Advocacy Committee. Denise Garris is principal with The Korris Group and an ASE consultant.