Thrombolytic Infusion Coding: Can I Bill for Each Day?

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Question:

The thrombolytic infusion code, 37211, has a 0 day global period. Does that mean if I have an infusion that continues into a second day I should report 37211 again on day 2?

Answer:

The thrombolytic infusion code, 37211, Transcatheter therapy, arterial or venous infusion for thrombolysis other than coronary, any method, including radiological S & I, initial treatment day, is for the first day of treatment only. If the infusion continues on the next day, report 37213, Transcatheter therapy, arterial or venous infusion for thrombolysis other than coronary, any method, including radiological S & I, continued treatment on subsequent day during course of therapy. CPT code 37213 includes contrast injection into the catheter and associated image interpretation, as well as any catheter repositioning or exchange.