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superficialization of av fistula CPT

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    obese patient needs av fistula brought closer to skin surface for use in dialysis... any ideas?
    Any input would be much appreciated

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    can you use 36832?

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    Thanks for responding!
    I did consider 36832...
    but is the fistula really being revised?
    I've found several articles online referring to superficialization of veins, but never referencing any CPT codes.

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    Since the patient currently has a fistula, this proceure would either revise the current one OR the physician would have to remove this fistula and create another. The documentation should clearly state what the procedure was. I think I would query the doctor for clarification and put the ball in their court.


    Pam

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