Cardiology Question for the Week of May 23, 2016

Question:

Question:

Can we report a right heart catheterization with a Swan-Ganz catheter placement during the same session?

Answer:

Answer:

No, the code (below) for this procedure is not separately reportable with a diagnostic heart catheterization.

93503  Insertion and placement of flow-directed catheter (e.g., Swan-Ganz) for monitoring purposes