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    For ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided placement of a tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement through the right internal jugular vein, I am coding 36558 and 77001. Am I coding this correctly?

    I am quite new to the coding world and am second guessing myself quite often so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tmorehart View Post
    For ultrasound and fluoroscopic guided placement of a tunneled hemodialysis catheter placement through the right internal jugular vein, I am coding 36558 and 77001. Am I coding this correctly?

    I am quite new to the coding world and am second guessing myself quite often so any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Thank You!
    You just missed the U/s guidance, which is 76937.
    HTH,
    Jim Pawloski, CIRCC

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    Thank you so much!

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    Remember when you are charging for the Ultrasound guidance this requires documentation of it for evaluation of potential access sites, selected vessel patency and real-time visualization of vascular needle entry. j It also requires permanent recording and reporting in the documentation. I had to train our docs to make sure they dictate this in the report.

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