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    Wondering if someone would help out with coding the following:
    Bilateral cephalic cutdown Unsucessful central venous access ( Dr.was not able to get blood return and the catheter was then removed.)
    So, would I also code for the removal? I was thinking the following:
    36425-50 & 52 Would my DX code be the medical diagnosis Thanks for your help
    Last edited by Hopp; 07-13-2008 at 02:53 PM. Reason: HELP! PLEASE ANYONE? Thanks

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