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superficialization of av fistula CPT

BwitchyCoder

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obese patient needs av fistula brought closer to skin surface for use in dialysis... any ideas?
Any input would be much appreciated :eek:
 

BwitchyCoder

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Thanks for responding!
I did consider 36832...
but is the fistula really being revised?
I've found several articles online referring to superficialization of veins, but never referencing any CPT codes.:confused:
 

BAB

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Since the patient currently has a fistula, this proceure would either revise the current one OR the physician would have to remove this fistula and create another. The documentation should clearly state what the procedure was. I think I would query the doctor for clarification and put the ball in their court.


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