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Crossing Mediport Placement to Anesthesia

Question: I’m coding for a patient with breast cancer (C50.912, C77.3) who received a Mediport. The documentation states “Left cephalic vein Mediport placement/C-arm.” I’m having trouble finding the appropriate procedure and anesthesia codes. What do you suggest? South Carolina Subscriber Answer: If you are looking for both the surgery and anesthesia codes, you will report the Mediport placement with 36561 [...]

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