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General Surgery Coding Alert

CPT® 2015:

Capture Cannula Services for ECMO Patients

Your surgeon may be part of the life support team. If you thought you could ignore CPT® 2015’s overhaul of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) codes because your surgeon doesn’t perform that service, you could be missing an opportunity. That’s because the new CPT® ECMO/extracorporeal life support (ECLS) section offers specific codes for individual parts of the treatment that different physicians [...]