Reporting Selective with Non-Selective Catheterization

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October 4, 2012

Question:

If I catheterize the aorta from a left common femoral access, perform an aortogram and then move the catheter to the right superficial femoral artery, can I bill 36200 and 36247?

Answer:

Non-selective catheterizations are always bundled once the catheter (from the same access) moves to a more selective vessel. In your scenario, only 36247 would be reported.