Nonselective or Selective

Nonselective or Selective

February 18, 2021

Question:
When does a nonselective catheterization become a selective catheterization?

Answer:
If the catheter (not just the wire) is manipulated into another vessel beyond the puncture site or beyond the aorta, then it is coded as a selective catheterization.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 02/18/21.

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