Removal PleurX Catheter CPT?

MLS2

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is this a pleural cath. that you're removing? 49422 wouldn't fit for that...32999 is what you would use for the removal of a tunneled pleural catheter.
 

sandraboty

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anes code for this?

I was thinking that the CPT for the pleuex catheter would be 32552 but Im looking for the zero code for this that I would use for Anesthesia billing. I dont have a 2010 Crosswalk yet.

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Sandi Boty
Allentown Anesthesia Associates
 

lisigirl

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There is a new code for the removal of a pleurx catheter and its 32552. If the charge is prior to January, there isn't a code for the removal of a pleurx. I used to bill an E/M instead.

Lisi, CPC
 
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