Vena Cava Coding

May 11, 2017

While placing a vena cava filter, the physician documented a venogram and intravascular ultrasound. Can these imaging procedures be reported separately?

No, vena cava filter placement, 37191, is an all-inclusive code that includes all imaging including a venogram and intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) codes, 37252 and 37253. Vena cava filter placement also includes all access including the catheterization.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 05/11/17.


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