AMA CPT® Assistant - 2004 Issue 6 (June)

Cardiovascular System/Surgery (June 2004)

June 2004 page 10 Coding Consultation:Questions and Answers Cardiovascular System, 36489 (Q&A) Question If a central venous catheter is inserted into the left subclavian vessel, would it be accurate to add modifier LT to code 36489? AMA Comment Code 36489 was formerly used to identify placement of a central line venous access catheter. For CPT 2004, this code has been deleted and a new set of codes added to identify a variety of different access devices and components of the placement, removal, and revision services provided for these types of devices. Therefore, from a CPT coding perspective, if...

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