AMA CPT® Assistant - 1999 Issue 7 (July)

Surgery Cardiovascular System, 36488 (Q&A) (July 1999)

July 1999 page 10a Coding Consultation Surgery Cardiovascular System, 36488 (Q&A) Question What code should I use to report an ultrasound guided percutaneous central venous catheter insertion? AMA Comment There is not a specific code in CPT that describes ultrasound guided percutaneous central venous catheter insertion. To report this procedure you would use the appropriate code for the percutaneous placement of the central venous catheter (36488-36491) and code 76499, Unlisted diagnostic radiologic procedure, for the ultrasound guidance. Surgery Cardiovascular System, 36488 (Q&A). CPT® Assistant. 1999; July 1999 page 10a ...

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