What if a patient comes to our department for imaging of the AV – Circuit, but they still have a needle/catheter in place and we perform imaging through this “existing” access. Previously I would use code 75791, but since that code is deleted, how do I code for this imaging in this scenario?
We are performing a dialysis fistulagram that doesn’t require further intervention within the peripheral segment of the dialysis circuit. What code would I report for this circumstance and would I need a modifier?
The arteriovenous (AV) dialysis circuit is designed for repetitive access to perform hemodialysis. Patients on long-term dialysis will usually have an AV fistula (created by directly connecting a native vein to a native artery) or an AV graft (created by using an artificial tube attached on one end to a vein and the other end […]