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AV Fistulogram

John Posted Fri 08th of April, 2011 14:51:02 PM

We are new to this type of billing our physician preformed an av fistulogram, thrombectomy of the the AV fistulogram, intravascular ultrasound, balloon angioplasty of the AV fistulogram, and thrombolysis(with overnight infusion)any help would be apprieciated.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 08th of April, 2011 18:47:15 PM

Code 36147 is reported when the physician performs a fistulagram to evaluate a dialysis arteriovenous fistula or graft. This code includes all components of the fistulagram, including the work of the initial puncture into the graft or fistula and all of the necessary imaging from the arterial anastomosis through the entire venous outflow.
Code 75791 is reported to describe the imaging of the arteriovenous dialysis fistula or graft performed through an existing access.

36870 Thrombectomy, percutaneous, arteriovenous fistula, autogenous or nonautogenous graft (includes mechanical thrombus extraction and intra-graft thrombolysis)

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