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Cv Catheter Inject

  1. Question Cv Catheter Inject
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    Hi ,
    Injection in cathater is not told can i use 36598 for the below report


    Diagnosis: OTHER nonfunctioning permacat
    Clinical History: Patient with poorly functioning left IJ
    permcath. Request for evaluation.


    Fluoroscopic imaging demonstrated a left IJ permcath In position.
    Proximal catheter tip overlies superior vena cava and distal
    catheter tip overlies upper right atrium. The catheter is in good
    position. Melting is identified. Good bidirectional flow was
    obtained. No interventions were taken. Patient for hemodialysis.
    If continued problems at hemodialysis are noted current catheter
    will be exchanged.

    Impression: No catheter dysfunction identified. If problems at
    dialysis continue, Permcath will be changed for alternate

  2. #2
    it looks like just the fluoro would be coded...there was no injection done so 36598 wouldn't be appropriate.

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