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Services included in Swan-Ganz catheter (93503)


CPT code 93503 (Swan-Ganz) is reported when the procedure is done at bedside (e.g., critical care unit/operating room suite) and the procedure is done for the purposes of hemodynamic monitoring.

CPT code 93503 includes the following components which, should not be coded separately:
  • Anesthesia or sedation;
  • The insertion of the flow-directed catheter;
  • The recording of intracardiac and intravascular pressures;
  • Obtaining blood samples;
  • The injecting of solutions to measure cardiac output;
  • Calculation of hemodynamic parameters based upon measurements obtained.

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