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Old 03-01-2010, 03:17 AM
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What kind of CPT code is 01.26?? It's an insertion of catheter, but I can't locate it in the CPT book. Any ideas??
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:27 AM
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It's an ICD-9 procedure code. I bet you didn't know there was such a thing, did you? It's an old antiquated system. It's mainly used in facility billing nowadays. Here's a link to a searchable database..

http://icd9cm.chrisendres.com/index....tion=procslist
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Old 03-03-2010, 03:54 PM
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Wow.. no i didn't know there was such a thing. I did a search on google and got ICD-9 Procedure as well , but thought it was incorrect information! I am coding for a surgeon and not a facility... this code was the best match for the procedure performed. Is there an equivilant CPT code for this procedure??
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It's an ICD-9 procedure code. I bet you didn't know there was such a thing, did you? It's an old antiquated system. It's mainly used in facility billing nowadays. Here's a link to a searchable database..

http://icd9cm.chrisendres.com/index....tion=procslist
It is not so antiquated as you make it seem it is just used for inpatient procedures only. It will be replace when ICD-10 comes out with ICD-10 PCS which will also be inpatient only.
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:46 AM
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Is there an equivilant CPT code for this procedure??
This is not my area of expertise, so I would hate to suggest an incorrect code, but you might try the CPT index under, "catheter, skull".
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Old 03-04-2010, 06:47 AM
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Try CPT codes 61210 or 62160. I just cross referenced with my encoder and these came up. They may be what you need, or they may not be.

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Old 03-04-2010, 06:51 AM
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It is not so antiquated as you make it seem it is just used for inpatient procedures only. It will be replace when ICD-10 comes out with ICD-10 PCS which will also be inpatient only.
Sorry, poor choice of words!
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To outpatient coders I'm sure the system does seem antiquated. It is, to some extent, hence our need for conversion to I-10.

Regardless, it is the bread and butter for IP, facility coding.
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