What is included in 0644T?
This is a comprehensive code that includes access, sheath, and device introduction, manipulation and positioning of wires and catheters, dilation, embolic protection, and closure. Guidance is also included as is the introduction of cannula and initiation of an extracorporeal circuit. Even more, it includes the work of percutaneous access, all associated sheath device introduction, manipulation and positioning of guidewires, and selective and non-selective catheterizations (eg, 36140, 36200, 36215, 36216, 36217, 36218, 36245, 36246, 36247, 36248), blood vessel dilation, embolic protection if used, percutaneous venous thrombectomy (eg, 37187, 37188), and closure of the blood vessel by pressure or application of an access vessel arterial closure device.
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