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Coding => Coding => Topic started by: kalozie on November 17, 2010, 10:22:52 AM

Title: Insertion of Heat Exchange Catheter
Post by: kalozie on November 17, 2010, 10:22:52 AM
Hello,

I have an Interventional Cardiologist in our practice that performed an Insertion of Heat Exchange Catheter while doing a Left and Right Heart Cath.  I am unable to find any coding information on this particular service.  Any help would be greatly appreciated! 
Title: Re: Insertion of Heat Exchange Catheter
Post by: Michele on November 18, 2010, 11:08:22 AM
Sorry!  No experience with that myself.  I don't know if this is helpful:  http://www.abiomed.com/products/documents/ReimbursementQuickGuide.pdf

Michele
Title: Re: Insertion of Heat Exchange Catheter
Post by: kalozie on November 19, 2010, 10:02:05 AM
Thanks for your reply Michelle.  I have the Abiomed info here in the office.  I think I am just going to try the 33999 with the notes field completed for the payer.  We'll see how that goes.  I can't find anything specific to the is procedure and even if I google the procedure you can't find any coding info on it.  I will give that a try and see how it turns out.

Thanks again for your help!

Kim