Inferior Vena Cava Filter

rkennedy

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Thanks to anyone who can help!
I am coding for a OB patient who has thrombophelia and a history of stroke.
I need a CPT code for a Inferior Vena Cava Filter. I have the HCPCS code
C1880, is there a CPT code to use with C1880 or do I just use the HCPCS code alone?

Thanks!!!
 

jifnif

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I think it is a little bit more complicated than that. I don't know about the HCPCS b/c I work for an IR that uses the procedure codes. Do you have the report? Is your dr performing the placement?
 

elschakle

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Hi rKennedy,
Our cardiologist puts these filtes in for our bariatric patients that are high risk. I use 37620 for these procedures. If they use a guidewire you may also add 36010 with modifier 51.
 

stgregor

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Typically, these are coded as follows:

36010 - Catheterization of the IVC (can't place a filter without placing a catheter)
37620 - Placement of IVC filter
75825-59 Diagnostic IVC venography (can't code unless a true diagnostic IVCgram is performed; if done just to lay out anatomy for filter placement do not code)
75940 - RS&I for placement of IVC filter (fluoro guidance, contrast injections, etc)
 
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s/p inferior vena cava filter placement

Does anyone know what ICD code would be used?


Thanks in Advance for any help

Maria Gonzales, CPC
 
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