Question:

Can you report radiologic examination codes 71045 and 71046 with 93503?

Answer:

 A procedure to insert a central flow-directed catheter (e.g., Swan-Ganz) (code 93503) is often followed by a chest radiologic examination to confirm the proper positioning of the flow-directed catheter. A chest radiologic examination code (e.g., 71045, 71046) shall not be reported separately for this radiologic examination.

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