The codes by analogy must be applied in a uniform and obligatory way until the definition of uniform and binding differentiated codes through an ordinary application procedure. These coding by analogy are valid starting from the publication and relevant for any revisions of the encoding.
Encoding by analogy valid from 05 April 2018 (CHOP 2018): Removal of cytokines by adsorbents
- The use of a CytoSorb® adsorbent cartridge for the removal of hydrophobic substances (e.g. cytokines) from the blood is encoded with the CHOP code 99.76.99 "Extracorporeal immunoadsorption, other."
- The codes 99.76.10 "Extracorporeal immunoadsorption on a nonregenerable column" and 99.76.11 "Extracorporeal immunoadsorption on a regenerable column" are not allowed.
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