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Port-a-cath, port removal

Alisa Dinneen

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Does anyone know the correct cpt code to use for removal of a port-a-cath, port only? I am considering 36590 with a 52 modifier or possibly 37799 "unlisted procedure, vascular surgery."

Thank you,
Alisa
 

RMORAN

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Teri CPC

On the 36590 if I use general sedation instead of moderate can I still use that code? What code would you use if the cath is non tunneled
 

cmartin

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The type of sedation doesn't affect the code for the port removal; the moderate sedation symbol just means that you can't bill separately for moderate sedation services by the surgeon. Removal of a non-tunneled cath is a visit code.
 

ccordero

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If the removal of a port-a-cath happens during the global period, would that be a post-op visit?
 
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