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    Default Removal embolized port a cath using snare

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    Patient 's port a cath sheared off and had embolized,with the tip being in the
    right ventricle .brought to cath Lab for removal of embolized Port a Cath
    using snare.

    Doctor inserted sheath right femoral vein.Through this sheath EP catheter
    was advanced up to right atrium. Using flexible tip the embolized catheter was pulled into inferior vena cava. ,snared and removed.

    Any coding advise , would be appreciated.

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    Apr 2007
    Lincoln, NE


    Look at CPT 37203.

    Julie, CPC

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    Thanks so much!

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