AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2015 Issue 3; ASK THE EDITOR

Intraarticular catheter placement

A patient is seen at our facility for a leakage from a previously placed catheter in the left femur which was placed for intraarticular antibiotics to treat an infected sinus tract. The patient is now undergoing removal and replacement of the catheter. How would the surgical placement (or replacement) of the catheter into the femur for a planned prolonged antibiotic infusion be reported? ...

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