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Central Line Access in the right common femoral vein

Oscar Posted Fri 13th of March, 2015 09:05:05 AM

Indication: Difficult stick to get peripheral line. Difficult access to get even PICC line due to probably subclavian access suclavian vein.

Procedure: Proceeded with triple balloon placement in the right common femoral vein using seldinger technique. Balloon was successfully placed. Blood return was good.

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

Please suggest the ICD-9-CM and CPT code for above case.

Thank you very much

SuperCoder Answered Mon 16th of March, 2015 06:45:48 AM

SuperCoder Answered Mon 16th of March, 2015 06:45:49 AM

You may code 36556 if age of patient is 5 years or older and code 36555 if age of the patient is less than 5 years.

Please review chart and H&P to code specific dx code or provide us more details to code dx code for you. There is no definitive information provided in your question to code for a billable diagnosis code.

Thank you

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