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    Default Hepatic Artery Chemo-Embolization

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    Hello all....
    I was wondering if anyone might have some insight for me?
    I code for a radiological group and just came across a report for a Hepatic Artery Chemo-embolization. Patient previously had this done in 2007. Patient does have mets to the liver.
    My question is, is there not a more appropriate code than 37204? I guess I am extremely surprised that there is not a more specific code for this. It just seemed to me that with all the different chemo therapies listed, that this would be one with a code specific to this type of therapy.
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thank you

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    No, 37204 is the right code for this. It covers embolization by any method.

    Diane Huston, CPC,RCC

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    Thank you Diane.

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    Birmingham, Alabama


    Quote Originally Posted by dhuston View Post
    No, 37204 is the right code for this. It covers embolization by any method.

    Diane Huston, CPC,RCC

    I concur.
    Danny L. Peoples

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