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    When a thrombectomy is done without a cath, what is the appropriate code to us? Would I need to use 37799 or 93799?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTOWNSEL View Post
    When a thrombectomy is done without a cath, what is the appropriate code to us? Would I need to use 37799 or 93799?
    Are you looking at open or percutaneous thrombectomy, and of what vessel. For percutaneous of a artery non-coronary, use 37184-86 and for the coronary vessel use 92973. My question is for percutaneous method, how can a thrombectomy be done without some kind of visualization of the vessle?

    Thanks,
    Jim Pawloski CIRCC, R.T.(CV)

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    I apologize, I meant without a stent. How would we code a thrombectomy without PTCA/Stent? Thanks for your help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KTOWNSEL View Post
    I apologize, I meant without a stent. How would we code a thrombectomy without PTCA/Stent? Thanks for your help.

    Where? Was it venous or arterial? coronary or non-coronary?
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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