AMA CPT® Assistant - 1998 Issue 10 (October)

Cardiovascular System, 36488-36491 (Q&A) (October 1998)

October 1998 page 10a Coding Consultation Cardiovascular System, 36488-36491 (Q&A) Question Please define the term "cutdown" as it relates to the codes for placement of central venous catheters (36488-36491). AMA Comment Cutdown refers to the dissection of a vein for insertion of a cannula or needle for administration of intravenous fluids or medication. Cardiovascular System, 36488-36491 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1998; October 1998 page 10a ...

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