Dialysis Circuit Revision

Dialysis Circuit Revision

October 29, 2020

Question:
My vascular surgeon performed a dialysis circuit open revision, and had to remove subcutaneous fat during the procedure. He said this was a more complex procedure than usual, so is there another code to use besides 36832?

Answer:
Removing excess subcutaneous fat is included in the work for 36832, so this is the only appropriate code for an open revision without a thrombectomy.

*This response is based on the best information available as of 10/29/20.

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