TAVR and Cutdown

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 The coding advice may or may not be outdated.


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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