Question:

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?

Answer:

When performing a dialysis fistulagram without further intervention within the peripheral segment of the dialysis circuit, report code 36901 with modifier 52 if the fistulagram is accomplished by injection of contrast into an existing access.

36901 Introduction of needle(s) and/or catheter(s), dialysis circuit, with diagnostic angiography of the dialysis circuit, including all direct puncture(s) and catheter placement(s), injection(s) of contrast, all necessary imaging from the arterial anastomosis and adjacent artery through entire venous outflow

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