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Thrombolysis, also known as thrombolytic therapy, is a treatment to dissolve clots (thrombi or thrombus) in blood vessels, thereby preventing damage to tissue. Thrombolysis may involve the delivery of drugs via a peripheral intravenous line or via a catheter that delivers drugs directly to the site of the thrombus which is referred to as “transcatheter therapy”. There have been significant changes to transcatheter thrombolysis CPT codes from 2013.
There are 4 new codes for coding transcatheter thrombolytic arterial or venous infusion. These new codes arebundled CPT codes which included all the minor procedures with them. The new CPT codes are 37211, 37212, 37213 and 37214. The first two codes are different from the late two CPT codes. Let us check the code description which will help you to know more about these procedure codes.