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Cardiology Coding Alert

You Be the Coder:
Decipher This Vena Cava Filter Scenario

Question: I have an operative report to code and I’m not sure of the correct CPT® choices. Can you help me? The cardiologist introduced a thin, long, flexible guide wire and catheter into the patient’s femoral vein at groin level. He removed the needle and connected the catheter to a fluoroscope to obtain digitally subtracted images of the blood vessels. The cardiologist [...]