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Thoracentesis thru PleurX cath?? Billable?? HELP!!


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Can you charge for a thoracentesis through a pleurX catheter when all that is being done is unclamping the pleurX and draining? I have been told you can charge for the office visit and also 32422-52. I have also been told you can't. Please help solve this issue for our office!! Thank you....