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    I am looking for correct code for replacement of IJ dialysis cath different venous access. Can I bill for removal of previous cath?

    Appreciate your help


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    Apr 2007
    Des Moines, IA


    If different access site, use the appropriate code for the removal of the old device (if a removal code exists- depends on the type of cath), and the code for the insertion of the new device.

    I paraphrased the information per the description under 35680-36581 in the Ingenix Coding Companion 2010 (Vascular Surgery).

    Hope that helps.

    Michelle Hanson, CPC

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