Cardiology Question for the Week of October 19, 2015

Cardiology Compliance Question of the Week


During a right heart catheterization, a Swanz-Ganz catheter is left in the right heart for post-operative monitoring. Can code 93503 be reported separately?


No, Swan-Ganz is not separately reportable when placed during a right heart catheterization.  In order to report Swan-Ganz catheter placement (93503) it must be performed during a separate session as CPT has that code designated as a “separate procedure.”

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