Tunneled catheter vs VAD

Please note this question was answered in 2017. The coding advice may or may not be outdated.


I see a new Coding Clinic as of May for the tunneled catheter and how to code. It seems to me the VAD would be for ports that are placed in a pocket, and the tunneled line would be coded the same as the non-tunneled line. It says the revised codes will become effective October of this year. Will you send out updates to membership holders?

Question ID: 9442
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