AMA CPT® Assistant - 1996 Issue 7 (July)

Cardiovascular System, 37202 (Q&A) (July 1996)

July 1996 page 11 Coding Consultation Cardiovascular System, 37202 (Q&A) Question When doing a cardiac catheterization procedure, we often medicate patients with nitroglycerin through an IV. Can I report this separately, or is it considered a component of the catheterization? AMA Comment Infusion of nitroglycerin is not an integral part of a cardiac catheterization and may be reported separately. To describe this service, report CPT code 37202, Transcatheter therapy, infusion other than for thrombolysis, any type (eg, spasmolytic, vasoconstrictive). Cardiovascular System, 37202 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1996; July 1996 page 11 ...

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