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Old 09-25-2008, 11:19 AM
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Default Picc Line Placement---

OK---WHAT IS THE CODE FOR A PICC LINE PLACEMENT--???? THIS IS FOR AN ASC----(HOPE I SPELLED THIS RIGHT!!!)
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:32 AM
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36569: Insertion of peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC), without subcutaneous port or pump; age 5 years or older

is that what you need?
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Old 09-25-2008, 11:37 AM
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Thank You, Very Much----I Do Believe This Is It --- This Patient Has A History Of Bladder Infection, And Is To Undergo Antibiotic Therapy For Six Weeks----

Thanks, Again----
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Old 09-25-2008, 12:01 PM
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There's also a code if the pt. is under age 5 (36568). You can also use 77001 if fluoroscopic guidance was used and 76937 if US guidance was used and if a permanent image of the US was recorded and saved.

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Old 09-26-2008, 04:11 PM
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Default PICC line insertion

On this topic, can you bill for an unsuccessful PICC line insertion?
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Old 09-29-2008, 09:16 AM
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yes you can Geralynn, with the appropriate modifier & documentation of course.
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:04 PM
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Thank you!
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Hello All,
How about the chest x-ray if it is done with PICC. do we code separately? CCI edit says you can but you have to add modifier -59 to chest x-ray but we are not getting paid for the chest x-ray only payment is for code 36556.
If we do not get paid, what is the point to add modifier -59 to chest x-ray code.
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This is for facility charges.
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How about if the physician owns the ultrasound equipment and performs PICC lines in long term care facilities?
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Question diagnosis code

There is a debate in our office over the diagnosis code for a PICC line placement and a VAD placement. Would they both be coded as a V58.81??
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