AMA CPT® Assistant - 2008 Issue 10 (October)

Radiology/Diagnostic Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging) (October 2008)

October 2008 page 11-end Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology, 37203, 75961, 36010, 36013, 75825 (Q&A) Question: Is it appropriate to report codes 75940, 75825, 36010, and 37620 for percutaneous retrieval of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter? A catheter was introduced into the inferior vena cava via the superior vena cava (SVC) and the right atrium. The tip of the catheter was positioned below the level of the IVC, a venacavogram was done, a retrieval device was introduced and advanced to retrieve the filter. Answer: No. Codes 37203, Transcatheter retrieval, percutaneous, of intravascular foreign body (eg, fractured venous or arterial...

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