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    When the provider inserts a cooling catheter during a cardiac cath is that separately billable on the physician side at all? If so, what is the cpt code I would use?

    I think this cooling protocol is a new thing that hospitals are starting to do on patients who've had a cardiac arrest. I've read about it once and this is the first time I've encountered this.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Jessica CPC, CCC

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    Jessica - I have some info we received from the vendor that I can forward you. However, I'm doing a bit more research on this (I work on the facility side - I'm not certain if the info given by the vendor is correct). They're indicating that "some" facilties use 36556 or 36010. I had thought I heard on a recent Medlearn audioconference that the cooling catheter doesn't have a procedure code. I'm leaning more towards the unlisted, but I'm sending it up the pole for further review.

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    Thank you. If you have anything else to add to this in the future let me know.

    Jessica CPC, CCC

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