CPT® 33948, Under Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation or Extracorporeal Life Support Services and Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 33948 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 handles the daily management of a venovenous (VV) ECMO or ECLS circulation for a patient who was previously placed on extracorporeal circulation where the blood that drains from the venous system is returned to the venous system. This method is useful for 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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