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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007
    Lehigh Valley

    Default CPT code needed

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    Good morning!

    I need help in finding the correct CPT code for lap stripping of PD catheter and repositioning. The only repositioning code that I can find is 36597, but I am not sure that is the correct for a PD catheter.

    Please help!

    Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Chicopee, MA



    No, that would not be correct because a PD cath is not a central venous access device.

    I am not exactly sure what stripping of the catheter means... but maybe 49325 would be correct? Would stripping and repositioning be considered a revision of the cath? I'm leaning toward yes but hope you get other responses and/or input from the surgeon himself if possible.

    I did look in Coder's Desk Reference, CPT Assistant archives, and googled it, but I can't seem to find a definition for stripping or revision.

    Good luck,

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