CPT® 36823, Under Hemodialysis Access, Intervascular Cannulation for Extracorporeal Circulation, or Shunt Insertion Procedures on Arteries and Veins

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 36823 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Hemodialysis Access, Intervascular Cannulation for Extracorporeal Circulation, or Shunt Insertion Procedures on Arteries and Veins.

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Summary

The provider inserts one or more cannulas into an artery and vein to perform isolated extracorporeal circulation in patients along with heated or nonheated regional chemotherapy perfusion to an extremity. Extracorporeal circulation is the diversion of the patient’s blood through an external device that takes over the work normally performed by a normal heart and lung. The aim of chemotherapy is to kill cancer cells.

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