Question:

Can we use 92973 to report a service that aspirates thrombus using a catheter such as Diver even if mechanical fragmentation is not involved?

Answer:

According to the CPT® Reference Guide for Cardiovascular Coding: “Code 92973 is used to report mechanical thrombectomy using an AngioJet or other similar catheter that mechanically fragments and removes clots. Other procedures using catheters (e.g., Diver CE, Fetch, Pronto) that aspirate thrombus but do not mechanically fragment thrombus are not reportable with code 92973.”

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