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Halo90 Ablation Catheter

Gerri Posted Wed 22nd of June, 2011 13:09:01 PM

I am looking for a HCPCS code specific to this type of catheter. I have seen it coded with C1733 however that doesn't appear to be correct after reading the description in the Coder's Desk Reference HCPCS Level II. I am wondering if C1888 wouldn't be a better choice?

Thanks !

Nikhil Answered Wed 22nd of June, 2011 19:05:30 PM

Please check on the details of usage of Halo90 Ablation Catheter and see which one matches with your documentation.
C1733:
Electrophysiology catheters designated as "cool-tip" refer to catheters with tips cooled by infused and/or circulating saline. Catheters designated as "other than cool-tip" refer to the termister tip catheter with temperature probe that measures temperature at the tissue catheter interface.
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C1888:
A noncardiac endovascular ablation catheter is a small hollow tube containing a laser or radiofrequency tip that is inserted into a blood vessel. The catheter is advanced to the target area and a pulse from the laser or radiofrequency device is used to occlude or obliterate the blood vessel

Gerri Posted Thu 23rd of June, 2011 11:57:27 AM

Thanks so much! This catheter was used to treat Barrett's Esophagitis and is a photoablation catheter.I actually looked at both of these but neither seemed to match 100% ?

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