AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2019 Issue 2; CPT code update for central venous catheter procedures

CPT code update for central venous catheter procedures

Each year the American Medical Association (AMA) provides revisions to the CPT code set.  The AMA’s numerous publications provide information regarding new, revised and deleted codes along with the rationale for code use. The central venous access procedures continue to remain a hot topic for the Central Office. This article highlights some of the code changes, effective January 1, 2019, in the Surgery Section pertaining to central venous catheters. Central venous access catheter or device The following definition of a central venous catheter is published in the current CPT Changes and the CPT Codebook Surgery Section and...

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