AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 2 (February)

Question (February 2001)

February 2001 page 11a Coding Consultation Medicine, Oximetry Samples During Cardiac Catheterization (Q&A) Would you please Advice us on the proper coding for a cardiac catheterization that includes oximetry samples taken from multiple locations (right ventricle, right atrium, pulmonary artery, etc)? AMA Comment Cardiac catheterization is an invasive diagnostic medical procedure that includes several inclusive components. During the catheterization procedure, recordings are made of intracardiac and intravascular pressure, blood samples are obtained for measurement of oxygen saturation or blood gases, and cardiac output measurements are made. When oxygen saturation samples are obtained during the diagnostic cardiac catheterization procedure...

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