AMA CPT® Assistant - 2009 Issue 1 (January)

Surgery: Cardiovascular (January 2009)

January 2009 page 7d Surgery: Cardiovascular, 37203, 75961, Modifier 26 (Q&A) Question: How is the percutaneous removal of an inferior vena cava (IVC) filter reported in the following circumstance? A catheter was introduced into the inferior vena cava via the right internal jugular vein. The tip of the catheter was positioned below the level of the IVC, and a venacavogram was performed. No thrombus is present, so the diagnostic catheter is exchanged for a retrieval device, which is used to capture and remove the filter. Answer: Codes 37203, Transcatheter retrieval, percutaneous, of intravascular foreign body (eg, fractured venous...

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