Central Line Placement Imaging. What’s Reportable?

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Question:

I inserted a central line and used both ultrasound and fluoroscopic guidance for placement. Can I report this?

Answer:

Per CPT Assistant, January 2011, if you do both, document each and keep a permanent image of both, you may report both 76937 (ultrasound guidance for vascular access) for the ultrasound imaging and 77001 (fluoroscopic guidance for central venous access device placement).

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