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Old 03-31-2009, 07:48 PM
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How would you code thes procedure.

Clinical Indication: Tip of picc line retracted and located at the confluence of brachiocephalic veins.

Finding; under sterile precaution a guidewire was introduced into the catheter and catheter tip was repositioned such that the tip of the catheter was located at the cavoatrial junction. The final position of the catheter was confirmed by overhead portable radiography.

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Old 04-01-2009, 12:45 PM
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I would use procedure 36410 and diagnosis V58.81
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:41 PM
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Thank you much...
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Old 04-02-2009, 05:35 AM
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I think 36597 would be an appropriate code.
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Old 04-06-2009, 11:58 AM
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I agree with the 36597 the dictation example reads this was just a repositioning and not a replacement.
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Old 04-06-2009, 12:11 PM
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I also agree with 36597, repositioning, not replacement.
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