AMA CPT® Assistant - 2001 Issue 2 (February)

Surgery Cardiovascular System (February 2001)

February 2001 page 10c Coding Consultation Cardiovascular System, Surgery, 37201, 90780-90781 (Q&A) Question Can code 37201, Transcatheter therapy, infusion for thrombolysis other than coronary, be reported for intravenous infusion of Heparin when administered by a physician, or under the direct supervision of a physician? AMA Comment From a CPT coding perspective, code 37201 is intended to describe infusion of a thrombolytic agent. As Heparin is an anticoagulant rather than a thrombolytic agent, it would not be appropriate to report code 37201 for infusion of Heparin. Intravenous infusion of Heparin should be reported using the 90780-90781, IV infusion for...

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