AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2005 Issue 3

Clarifications and corrections

In Coding Clinic for HCPCS, First Quarter 2005, page 5, question 4, “Ask the editor” we addressed the correct CPT codes to report for fluoroscopic guidance used to perform patency check of a central venous access device. Our response was to report code 75998, Fluoroscopic guidance for central venous access device placement, with modifier 52, Reduced Services, appended to report the patency checks performed minus the manipulation. We also provided instruction to code 90784, Therapeutic, prophylactic or diagnostic injection; intravenous, for the injection procedure. On further clarification, it is determined that CPT code 76000, Fluoroscopy (separate procedure), up...

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