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Inferior Vena Cava Filter

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    Thanks to anyone who can help!
    I am coding for a OB patient who has thrombophelia and a history of stroke.
    I need a CPT code for a Inferior Vena Cava Filter. I have the HCPCS code
    C1880, is there a CPT code to use with C1880 or do I just use the HCPCS code alone?


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    I think it is a little bit more complicated than that. I don't know about the HCPCS b/c I work for an IR that uses the procedure codes. Do you have the report? Is your dr performing the placement?

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    Hi rKennedy,
    Our cardiologist puts these filtes in for our bariatric patients that are high risk. I use 37620 for these procedures. If they use a guidewire you may also add 36010 with modifier 51.

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    Thank you for the information you've been very helpful.

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    Typically, these are coded as follows:

    36010 - Catheterization of the IVC (can't place a filter without placing a catheter)
    37620 - Placement of IVC filter
    75825-59 Diagnostic IVC venography (can't code unless a true diagnostic IVCgram is performed; if done just to lay out anatomy for filter placement do not code)
    75940 - RS&I for placement of IVC filter (fluoro guidance, contrast injections, etc)
    Stacy Gregory, CPC, CCC, RCC

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    I agree with Stacy on this one

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    What is the correct anesthesia code for the IVC filter placement. 01930 or the alternate 00882?

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    Does anyone know what ICD code would be used?

    Thanks in Advance for any help

    Maria Gonzales, CPC
    Last edited by maria gonzales; 04-28-2009 at 12:04 PM.

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    how about a V07.8 ( Other specified prophylactic measure )

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    I came up with anesthesia code 00882 for the 37620.

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