AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 2 (February)

Cardiovascular System Coding: Hemodialysis Graft Procedures (February 1999)

February 1999 pages 6-7 Coding Communication Cardiovascular System Coding: Hemodialysis Graft Procedures Table 1: 1998 and 1999 Reporting Methods Table 2: Comparison of Hemodialysis Codes CPT 1999 includes significant additions and revisions to two cardiovascular system subsections, namely, the bypass graft, vein and intervascular cannulization or shunt codes. Included in these respective subsections are the various nonhemodialysis venous and arterial graft procedures and the hemodialysis procedures involving types of internal and external arteriovenous grafts and external venous hemodialysis catheters. Prior to CPT 1999, reporting associated bypass graft procedures and revisions to grafts was not clear. Most commonly, the existing...

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