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36598 with 75825

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    Medical Coding Books
    Should we have to code 36598 or 75825:
    With the patient in the
    supine position the right upper chest and indwelling catheter were
    prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion. After the
    administration of local anesthesia, the subcutaneous cuff was
    freed using blunt dissection. A stiff shaft hydrophilic guidewire
    was advanced through the catheter and guided down the inferior
    vena cava. The indwelling catheter was then withdrawn into the
    right brachiocephalic vein. A superior venacavogram was performed
    using CO2 contrast demonstrating a fibrin sheath at the catheter
    tip with narrowing of the superior vena cava
    Last edited by Shirleybala; 05-15-2009 at 05:28 AM.

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    I do think we should code only 36598

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    It sounds like you removed a tunneled cath which would be 36589 and I'd code 75827 for the svc gram.

    Diane Huston, CPC,RCC

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