CPT® 49419, Under Tunneled Intraperitoneal Catheter Insertion and Removal Procedures

The Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code 49419 as maintained by American Medical Association, is a medical procedural code under the range - Tunneled Intraperitoneal Catheter Insertion and Removal Procedures.

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The provider surgically inserts a catheter within the abdominal cavity and also creates a subcutaneous pocket in the fascia of the rectus muscle to hold a pump reservoir, a drug or therapeutic agent reservoir. The tunneled catheter delivers the requisite drug into the cavity from the subcutaneous reservoir. The provider performs this procedure to establish a delivery system to administer chemotherapy drugs for patients treated for abdominal cancer or to administer insulin, morphine, or other drugs.

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