Coding Venous Thrombectomy

March 3, 2016

If a percutaneous thrombectomy is performed in more than one vein, can each one be reported separately?

As described by CPT, percutaneous transluminar mechanical thrombectomy (37187) is reported once per session, regardless of the number of veins treated. The code specifies “vein(s)” which means any number of veins treated is reported as 37187.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/03/16.

Sign up for KZAlertsSign up for KZAlerts

Coding Coaches