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Diagnosis question on dialysis catheter

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    Default Diagnosis question on dialysis catheter
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    I have a surgeon removing a tunnelled central line used for hemodialysis. Would I use the diagnosis code for removal of vascular catheter (V58.81) or removal of hemodialysis catheter (V56.1).

    your help is appreciated.
    Debbie
    Debbie Potts England
    Lyles, TN 37098

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    I would go with V56.1.
    J G Stanley, MHA, CPC

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    Hi,
    I too go with V56.1

    Nalini CPC

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