AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 9 (September)

Cardiovascular System (September 2000)

September 2000 page 11a Coding Consultation Cardiovascular System, 36215, 36010 (Q&A) Question During a cardiac catheterization procedure, would it be appropriate to report code 36215 in addition to the cardiac catheterization codes? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 36215 represents the injection of local anesthesia, introduction of needles or catheter, injection of contrast media with or without automatic power injection, an/or necessary pre- and post-injection care specifically related to the injection procedure, for vessels other than coronary arteries or cardiac chambers. This vascular procedure represents selective catheterization of each first order peripheral arteries (thoracic or brachiocephalic...

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