Table 1.

Current procedural terminology codes and procedure descriptions

CPT CodeProcedure Description
Fistula
 36818Arteriovenous anastomosis, open; by upper-arm cephalic vein transposition
 36819Arteriovenous anastomosis, open; by upper-arm basilic vein transposition
 36820Arteriovenous anastomosis, open; by forearm vein transposition
 36821Arteriovenous anastomosis, open direct, any site
 36825Creation of arteriovenous fistula by other than direct arteriovenous anastomosis; autogenous graft
Graft
 36830Creation of arteriovenous fistula by other than direct arteriovenous anastomosis; nonautogenous graft
Tunneled catheter
 36565Insertion of tunneled centrally inserted central venous access device, requiring two catheters via two separate venous access sites; without subcutaneous port or pump (e.g., Tesio-type catheter)
 36558Insertion of tunneled centrally inserted central venous catheter, without subcutaneous port or pump; age ≥5 years
  • CPT, current procedural terminology.