When ultrasound guidance is necessary to establish vascular access in a critically ill child younger than 6 years, can code 76937 be reported for this service even though it is an add-on code to a service bundled into the critical care reported on the same date?

Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 76937 is appropriate to report ultrasound guidance for vascular access requiring ultrasound evaluation of potential access sites when performed on the same date as pediatric critical care evaluation and management (E/M) services (9946899469, 9947199472, or 9947599476) by the same physician or physician of the same specialty and group practice reporting critical care services. This service includes documentation of selected vessel patency and concurrent real-time ultrasound visualization of vascular needle entry with permanent recording and reporting. Code 76937 is an add-on code requiring that the code for the primary procedure also...

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