AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 1 (January)

Coding the Insertion and Removal of Central Venous Catheters and Ports (Spring 1993)

Spring 1993 pages 12-13 Coding Tip Coding the Insertion and Removal of Central Venous Catheters and Ports We are often asked how to code the insertion and removal of the various catheters used to provide hyperalimentation and chemotherapy as well as the insertion and removal of various types of implantable venous access ports. The following tips are provided to help you determine which code to use to report these types of services. Catheters 1.    Physician services for catheter placement are listed according to where (e.g., portal, umbilical, subclavian vein) and how (e.g., percutaneous, via cutdown) these catheters...

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