AMA CPT® Assistant - 1997 Issue 2 (February)

Cardiovascular, 36822, 37799 (Q&A) (February 1997)

February 1997 page 11a Coding Consultation Cardiovascular, 36822, 37799 (Q&A) Question Is there a specific code for decannulation of ECMO (extracorporeal membrane circulation for cardiopulmonary insufficiency)? There is only an insertion code, 36822. AMA Comment There is not a specific CPT code for decannulation of ECMO. The appropriate code to use for this procedure is 37799, Unlisted procedure, vascular surgery. When using an unlisted code, send a copy of the procedure note or report along with the claim, to explain the service performed. Cardiovascular, 36822, 37799 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1997; February 1997 page 11a ...

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