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    Would it be appropriate to use code 33691 to capture billing for management of a VAD in a critical care setting?

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    I thought I had answered a question on this previously.

    There is no CPT 33691. CPT 33961 is specifically for ECMO and covers monitoring for a 24-hour period. I do not believe you can use this for VAD.

    Monitoring of VAD would probably fall under Critical Care 99291-99292.

    However, the best place to ask this question might be in the Cardiovascular forum. You'll find coders with that specific expertise there.

    Hope that helps.

    F Tessa Bartels, CPC, CEMC

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    Smile vad

    Thank you!

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