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Thread: Jugular vein balloon occlusion test CPT code ?

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    Default Jugular vein balloon occlusion test CPT code ?

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    This patient had a jugular vein balloon occlusion test in IR before surgery.
    CPT code 61623 is for carotid balloon occlusion arterial per CPT.
    Should this code be used or the unlisted 37799 ?
    Any thoughts would be appreciated.

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    Alexandria, LA


    61623 is not necessarily carotid, but it is arterial. Since you are doing a venous occlusion, this code cannot be used. Assign an unlisted code.

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