Coding Venous Thrombectomy

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March 3, 2016

Question:
If a percutaneous thrombectomy is performed in more than one vein, can each one be reported separately?

Answer:
As described by CPT, percutaneous transluminar mechanical thrombectomy (37187) is reported once per session, regardless of the number of veins treated. The code specifies “vein(s)” which means any number of veins treated is reported as 37187.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 03/03/16.

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