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Right Heart Cath with U/S Guidance

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    Our physician would like to bill 76937 when performing a right heart cath, 93501, stating that ultrasound guidance is required in order to access the venous system. From what I've read, establishing vascular access in inherent to placing the cath and therefore should not be billed separately.

    Does anyone have experience with this scenario?

    Marisa Nash, CPC
    Aurora Health Care

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    You are correct, ultrasound guidance or use of fluoroscopy during a heart cath is included with the heart cath code.

    Dolores, CPC-CCC

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