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    Bentonville Arkansas

    Question Hemodialysis catheter removal help.

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    I need to get some help with a code. I have an op note with a "Removal of tunneled Ash split hemodialysis catheter" at the same time as an AVR. I cannot find a code for the catheter removal. Any ideas??
    Leah Graham, CPC

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    Look at procedure code 36589.

  3. #3
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    Apr 2007
    Bentonville Arkansas


    According to what I am reading, this is a catheter with a port and 36589 is only for Tunneled without port or pump.
    Leah Graham, CPC

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    then look at 36590 - removal of CVAD with subcu port or pump

    Lisi, CPC

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