Cardiology Question for the Week of December 5, 2016

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week

Question:

Can we use the following CPT code for ultrasound guidance for vascular access in the heart cath lab if we have documentation and archived images?

76937         Ultrasound guidance for vascular access requiring ultrasound evaluation of potential access sites, documentation of selected                    vessel patency, concurrent realtime ultrasound visualization of vascular needle entry, with permanent recording and reporting                    (List separately in addition to code for primary procedure)

Answer:

If all of the guidelines of 76937 are met, then yes it can be coded with cath lab procedures.

 

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