AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2014 Issue 3

Central venous catheter procedures

Central venous catheters are placed for a variety of reasons, which include administration of chemotherapy, infusions of antibiotics and/or other therapeutic medications, nutritional supplement administration (TPN) and hemodialysis. There has been much written regarding the correct coding of central venous catheter placement. However, there are several key factors that determine correct code assignment such as age, tunneled versus non-tunneled, port or no port, centrally or peripherally inserted, and image guidance. Since terminology within procedure notes may vary, the coding of central venous access procedures merit review from time to time. The following describes some of these key factors: Since...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to the AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS.

The AHA Coding Clinic for HCPCS includes:

  • The official publication for Level I HCPCS (CPT-4 codes) for hospital providers
  • Also specific Level II HCPCS codes for hospitals, physicians and other health professionals
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives back to 2001
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information page link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - HCPCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.