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    can I use a code 36589 for removal of picc line? Is picc line the same as tunneled cvc? would a non-tunneled be called picc line also? Help. I am confused. thanx.

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    Lincoln, NE


    Yes there are tunneled and non tunneled PICC lines. If this is a tunneled PICC line then CPT 36589 is appropriate code. Removal of a NON tunneled PICC is inclusive of the E&M service.

    Julie, CPC

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