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    Medical Coding Books
    What code is used for removal of a PD cath? Patient has ESRD.

    Also what ICD 9 code do you use for history of aneursym or S/P coil?


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    CPT 49422 for removal permanent peritoneal dialysis catheter. The ASA code would be 00700, 00800, 00730 or 00820 depending on the location of the catheter.

    As far as dx for h/o aneurysm look at ICD-9 V12.59 if pt is s/p treatment and it no longer exists.

    Julie, CPC

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    Thanks Julie! I'm having a hard time with the ESRD patients. Is an AV fistula the same as the PD cath?


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    No, an AV fistula is not the same as a PD cath. See 36825 (01844) for AV fistula.


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    Thanks, I have been using 01844 but I was doubting myself. I REALLY appreciate the help!!


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