Coding Clinic for HCPCS, Third Quarter 2002, page 8. The removal of the central venous catheter from the subclavian vein was not a surgical removal. Code 37799, Unlisted procedure, vascular surgery, would be reported for the surgical removal of an embedded catheter, and code 36535, Removal of implantable venous access device, and/or subcutaneous reservoir, for the surgical removal of an implantable venous access device.
AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2002 Issue 4; Clarifications and corrections
Central venous catheter removal
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