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  1. #1
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    Medical Coding Books
    I am confused. Can anyone explain to me how to determine the selective and non selective meaning. I am new to this and I do not understand the initial second and initial third terminology.
    Please help.

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    Chennai Local Chapter

    Non- Selective:

    Catheter does not leave the vessel entered(direct puncture/stick) or is advanced to the aorta, but no further.
    Injection performed through the sheath at an access point are considered non selective .


    Once a catheter is placed in the aorta from any access point, any catheter movement beyond the aorta is considered as selective.

    Parthasarathi P CPC

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