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    Default Removal PleurX Catheter CPT?

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    I'm looking at 49422 anyone do these often? Thanks

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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.

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    Default 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.

    Sandi Boty
    Allentown Anesthesia Associates

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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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    Can you use fluoro or US guidance with the 32552 removal of pleurx catheter?

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