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    Is anyone familiar with either the SpiderFX Embolic Protection Device by ev3 or the FilterWire EZ Embolic Protection Device by Boston Scientific? 1 of my doctors has started using these devices and I'm not getting good billing info from the companies. One tells me to use the unlisted code 93799, and another says there is no code and therefore no additional reimbursement for the work involved in deploying the device.

    Any information will be greatly appreciated.

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    If you are billing the pro fee side then no, there is nothing extra you can charge for the work since it's considered inherent to the embolization procedure. If being used in carotid stenting (CPT 37215) then it's included in the reimbursement.
    If you are billing for the techincal portion then you can bill C1884 for the supplies.
    I have encountered the same issue with other companies and their "devices" and found that they will tell you (or your docs) anything to get them to use their products!
    Anita W, CIRCC, RCC, CPMA, CPC

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