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76937 for heart cath?

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    Default 76937 for heart cath?
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    I was reading the forward for the cardiac cath section, and I see that it says vascular access is included in the heart cath codes.
    I have a new MD doing brachial access and he's using sonosite for ultrasound guided vascular access. 76937.
    He dictating it properly, covering all the 4 critical components the code requires, so he wants 76937 with his heart caths (eg. 93458)
    When I run these two codes through our CCI editor I get no edits.
    So Im confused, is 76937 considered a component of the heart cath, or not?
    Anyone have any ideas?
    Last edited by jtuominen; 01-17-2011 at 10:33 AM.

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