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Central Line Access in the right common femoral vein

Oscar Posted Wed 02nd of July, 2014 19:41:59 PM

Could someone help me with following coding scenario...

INDICATION
1. Difficult stick to get peripheral line. Also difficult access to get peripheral line.
2. Difficult access to get even PICC line due to probably subclavian access subclavian vein. I was requested to put a stick below in the groin in the right common femoral vein.

PROCEDURE
After consent my doctor proceeded with triple balloon placement in the right common femoral vein using Seldinger technique. The balloon was successfully placed. Blood return was good. All the ports were flushed and secured with suture in place. Then covered sterilely with Tegaderm and secured to the area.

CONCLUSION
Successful placement of the central line access in the right common femoral vein.

SuperCoder Answered Fri 04th of July, 2014 08:08:03 AM

Thanks for your question.

You may use the code from range 36555-36563, depending upon the type of catheter used - tunneled or non-tunneled, age of the patient and use of device for access like subcutaneous port or pump.

Thanks !!

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