CPT® 33946, Under Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation or Extracorporeal Life Support Services and Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 33946 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation or Extracorporeal Life Support Services and Procedures.

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The provider initiates extracorporeal circulation by inserting a cannula through a venovenous (VV) route where the blood that drains from the venous system is returned to the venous system. This method is useful in patients experiencing lung failure such as cardiopulmonary insufficiency, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), or in lung transplantation situations as a bridge to transplantation.

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