Radiology Coding Alert

CPT® 2013: 37211-37214 Revolutionize Non-Coronary Thrombolysis Coding in 2013


- Published on Mon, Dec 03, 2012

Retrain your brain to prevent 75898 follow-up study mishaps.

Big changes are in the works for thrombolysis infusion. CPT® 2013, effective Jan. 1, 2013, swaps out your old non-coronary codes for an all new set that focuses on the initial day, subsequent day, and final day of therapy.

2012: Review Thrombolysis and Radiology Options

Infusion: In 2012, your code choices included the following codes for infusion and radiological supervision and interpretation (S&I):

  • 37201, Transcatheter therapy, infusion for thrombolysis other than coronary
  • 75896, Transcatheter therapy, infusion, any method (e.g., thrombolysis other than coronary), radiological supervision and interpretation.

Follow-up: For follow-up angiography through an existing catheter to check the patient’s progress, the appropriate 2012 code was:

  • 75898, Angiography through existing catheter for follow-up study for transcatheter therapy, embolization or infusion.

Exchange: If the physician exchanged the catheter, you used the following codes for 2012 services:

  • 37209, Exchange of a [...]

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