AMA CPT® Assistant - 2000 Issue 5 (May)

Cardiovascular System (May 2000)

May 2000 page 11 Coding Consultation Cardiovascular System, 63490, 36491 (Q&A) Question If a cut-down method is used for central line placement for a 2½-year-old child, should code 36490* or 36491* be used to identify the service provided? AMA Comment Codes 36489*-36491* include language that references "age 2" as a factor for determining use of these codes. Since the codes use age 2 as the point of reference, central line placement for anyone older than two (eg, two years and one day or older) should be identified using the codes that reference ". . . over age 2." In...

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