TAVR and Cutdown

Please note this question was answered in 2014. The coding advice may or may not be outdated.

Question:

We need clarification on the catheter access that is performed for a TAVR procedure. Our vascular surgeons are providing the access for the cardiovascular physicians for their TAVR procedures. We have been billing the access through our vascular physicians. We listened to a webinar that states we should not be billing the access separately even though the physicians involved are of different specialties. What is your opinion on this?

Question ID: 6064
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