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    I'll billed cpt code 36561 with 77001 , which is a poth a cath with fluro. Insurance company is denying it stating it needs a device code . I;m not sure what they are asking for. Any ideas ?iS IT it the porth cath itself ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by trent123 View Post
    I'll billed cpt code 36561 with 77001 , which is a poth a cath with fluro. Insurance company is denying it stating it needs a device code . I;m not sure what they are asking for. Any ideas ?iS IT it the porth cath itself ?
    I believe thats what they are looking for.

    Instructions 36561

    Code also (C1751 or C1788)
    Placement of Implantable Venous Access Device
    Excludes that by peripheral insertion (36571)

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