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00731  Anesthesia for upper gastrointestinal endoscopic procedures, endoscope introduced proximal to duodenum; not otherwise specified ...

Services included in cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography

The following services are included in cardiac catheterization and coronary angiography, and should not be separately billed to Medicare:
  • sedation;
  • local anesthesia;
  • positioning, repositioning, and removal of catheter(s);
  • recording of intravascular and intracardiac pressures;
  • obtaining blood samples for blood gas determinations;
  • cardiac output measurements at rest, or at rest and during exercise, with or without electrode catheter placement;
  • monitoring services, such as ECG and arterial oxygen saturation;
  • final evaluation;
  • written report;
  • administration of medications during catheterization to treat acute symptoms or adverse events (e.g., angina, congestion, arrhythmias, etc);
  • post-procedure evaluation.

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