November 3, 2022
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?
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 11/03/22