AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 5 (May)

Hemic and Lymphatic Systems (May 2001)

May 2001 page 10b Coding Consultation Hemic and Lymphatic Systems, 36010, 37620 (Q&A) Question If a Greenfield filter is placed into the inferior vena cava [37620, Interruption, partial or complete, of inferior vena cava by suture, ligation, plication, clip, extravascular, intravascular (umbrella device)], is the catheterization of this vessel included as part of the placement procedure? AMA Comment If a catheterization procedure is performed prior to deployment of a Greenfield filter into the inferior vena cava, then code 36010, Introduction of catheter, superior or inferior vena cava, may be reported to identify the catheterization performed. This code is...

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