Procedure coding for ECMO and Impella
Does the recent coding clinic advice (Fourth Quarter, 2017 page 137) regarding heart assist device (IMPELLA) also apply to extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) in adults?
We recently had a patient transferred from OSH with ECMO, the OSH was unable to wean the ECMO. During the stay the ECMO was managed and setting adjusted. The patient expired but ECMO not removed prior to death.
Would it be appropriate to use procedure code of continuous ECMO 5A15233?