Question Insertion of CVC Using Seldinger Technique

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ER physician performed a central line placement in right femoral vein with ultrasound guidance using seldinger technique. I am not sure how to choose the appropriate CPT code... I am not very familiar with central line placement and how to determine if they are tunneled or non tunneled catheters. Can anyone help? Thanks
 

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ER physician performed a central line placement in right femoral vein with ultrasound guidance using seldinger technique. I am not sure how to choose the appropriate CPT code... I am not very familiar with central line placement and how to determine if they are tunneled or non tunneled catheters. Can anyone help? Thanks
Can you provide the report?

Usually, the surgeon indicates " tunnel" in OP report.

You need to check where the tip stops in( subclavian, innominate , iliac veins, SVC/IVC, or the right atrium. Any port or pump, patient age.
 
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