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retained catheter cuff removal

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    Smile retained catheter cuff removal
    Medical Coding Books
    please help me out in coding this report..
    INDICATIONS/COMMENTS: RETAINED CATH. CUFF FOREIGN BODY RETRIEVAL

    OPERATIVE PROCEDURE: Following written informed consent, the patient was
    prepped and draped in the usual sterile fashion. Under fluoroscopic
    guidance, the retained subcutaneous cuff from the patient's previous
    right IJ tunneled dialysis catheter was localized. Local anesthesia was
    applied. A 1.5 cm incision was made over the cuff which was then isolated
    and delivered through the incision using blunt and sharp dissection. The
    incision was closed using 2.0 Ethilon following irrigation with sterile
    saline. The patient tolerated the procedure well without evidence of
    immediate complication
    RADIOGRAPHIC REPORT: Initial fluoroscopy allowed localization of the cuff
    with followup fluoroscopy confirming complete removal.
    CONCLUSION: Subcutaneous cuff removal as described

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    Please check these codes: 37203, 75961-26.

    HTH.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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    Actually for ivc filter retrieval we use 36010,37203,75961.
    Likewise do we have any catheterisation code to be added along with this criteria.
    Anyway i understand its subcutaneous but still can u please clarify me little bit confused in that area.
    Thanks in advance

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    As per description, it is a non-selective retrieval and so catheterization should not be coded. IVC is selective cath, so we need to code it there.

    Sorry for delayed response.

    HTH.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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    ok thank you

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