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Old 10-24-2011, 01:39 PM
tmorehart tmorehart is offline
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Default Dialysis catheter insertion

For ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided placement of a tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement through the right internal jugular vein, I am coding 36558 and 77001. Am I coding this correctly?

I am quite new to the coding world and am second guessing myself quite often so any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 10-24-2011, 08:51 PM
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For ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided placement of a tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement through the right internal jugular vein, I am coding 36558 and 77001. Am I coding this correctly?

I am quite new to the coding world and am second guessing myself quite often so any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thank You!
You just missed the U/s guidance, which is 76937.
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Jim Pawloski, CIRCC
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Old 10-25-2011, 06:54 AM
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Thank you so much!
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Old 10-25-2011, 12:32 PM
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Remember when you are charging for the Ultrasound guidance this requires documentation of it for evaluation of potential access sites, selected vessel patency and real-time visualization of vascular needle entry. j It also requires permanent recording and reporting in the documentation. I had to train our docs to make sure they dictate this in the report.
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