AMA CPT® Assistant - 1993 Issue 3 (March)

Dialysis Codes (Fall 1993)

Fall 1993 page 1 Dialysis Codes We have been asked to explain how to use the dialysis codes as well as to provide information on angioaccess procedures performed on the arteriovenous shunt used to provide hemodialysis. A glossary of terms begins on page 6. Background Information on CPT Code Changes Related to Dialysis The codes used to report dialysis procedures have been modified during the past few years to reflect the physician management of these patients and their treatment, rather than the patient's illness. The CPT codes deleted in 1989 (90941-90944, 90951-90958; 90966-90988,90990-90994) classified treatment based on the...

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