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    Which code would you choose -? 36561 or 36571

    DIAGNOSIS : PANCREATIC CANCER
    OPERATION :LEFT CEPHALIC VEIN PORTH A -CATH PLACEMENT

    PROCEDURE - The patient was taken to operating room where anesthesia was adminstered. The area was prepped and draped in normal sterlie fashion. Approximately 5cc of 1% lidocaine was used to anesthetize the area of interest. 3 cm incision was made in delpopectoral groove.. This was taken down with electrocautery to the deltopectoral fascia. This was incised. The cephalic vein was identified and dissected out. Proximal and distal control was obtained and the vein was tied off proximally. A blade was used to incise the vein and the catheter was placed to 18 cm in length without difficulty. . Postion was checked with the cath check device. -
    i say its 36571 -doctor office says 36561

    who is right ?

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    I agree with 36571, peripherally inserted caths are the Cephalic, Basilic, or Brachial veins. Centrally inserted are the jugular, subclavian, or femoral veins.
    Last edited by bethh05; 10-14-2009 at 12:38 PM.

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    thanks

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