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Thread: Is Pulm Vasodilator testing via nitrous oxide a sep billable p/c during card cath?

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    Default Is Pulm Vasodilator testing via nitrous oxide a sep billable p/c during card cath?

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    Good morning all,

    One of our Pedicatric Cardiologists has requested information if the below is an additional procdure that may billed for. I cannot even locate a correct procedure code for the delivery of nitrous oxide via nasal cannula?

    "In patients with pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary vasodilator testing with inhaled nitric oxide (NO) during cardiac catheterization provides valuable data for defining future care plans."

    Would you bill additionally for this procedure, if so what code would you use? Any literature I have found suggests that this is considered investigational for any patients other than the neonate. THis is for a pedicatric patient.

    Any guidance or suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

    Mary Beth

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    Loma Linda

    Default NO challenge

    Did you ever figure this out on your own? Thank you

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    Green Bay


    See my above response in the above thread titled "Nitric Oxide"

    Jessica CPC, CCC

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