AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 11 (November)

Updated Reporting Instruction: Percutaneous Insertion and Removal of Intra-aortic Balloon Assist Devices (November 2011)

November 2011 page 8 CPT Assistant THEN and NOW Updated Reporting Instruction: Percutaneous Insertion and Removal of Intra-aortic Balloon Assist Devices The CPT Assistant newsletter (February 2002; p 1) featured an article discussing the reporting of then-new percutaneous intra-aortic balloon assist device code 33967, Insertion of intra-aortic balloon assist device, percutaneous, and code 33968, Removal of intra-aortic balloon assist device, percutaneous. The February 2002 content pertaining to the percutaneous intra-aortic balloon assist device procedures is reproduced below. THEN Cardiac Assist Code 33967, Insertion of intra-aortic balloon assist device, percutaneous, was added to the Cardiovascular System section. Code 93536, Percutaneous...

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