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Old 10-11-2011, 01:46 PM
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Hi! Can someone assist me in possibly billing for PICC line flushes when no other service is performed? Is there a CPT code for that and/or can I bill a 99211 if there is no specific code?

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Old 10-20-2011, 07:11 AM
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We had the same last week and we billed for an office visit (we are an outpatient facilty).
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:43 AM
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What ICD-9 code did you use for the flush.
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Old 12-19-2011, 07:49 AM
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What ICD-9 code did you use for the flush.
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Look at attention to a vascular catheter... V58.81
also CPT code 36593
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If patient comes in for flush only, we use the 36953 and V58.81 but we've also used 996.74. No E/M was charged per my previous post.
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If patient comes in for flush only, we use the 36953 and V58.81 but we've also used 996.74. No E/M was charged per my previous post.
You would use the 996.74 code only if a complication was documented by the provider.
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When we have patients that come in just for a PICC line flush we code 96523.

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When we have patients that come in just for a PICC line flush we code 96523.

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The two codes are very similar and I see your point, I guess it would depend on the documentation if the line were clotted use the 36953, if it is just an irrigation then use the 96523, but the 96523 is a stand alone code and cannot be billed with any other service including an E&M
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