CPT® 36560, Under Insertion of Central Venous Access Device

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 36560 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Insertion of Central Venous Access Device.

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A central venous access catheter is a device that the physician inserts beneath the skin to draw blood or administer medication/nutrients to the patient.  The catheter's tip must terminate in the brachiocephalic (innominate) or iliac vein, subclavian, the superior or inferior vena cava, or the right atrium.  Tunneling describes a technique in which the physician places a long catheter under the skin between the vein entry and external access sites.

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