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36556 - Triple Lumen Catheter Insert

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    If you attempt a TLC insert, but can't hit vein, and stop the procedure, would you bill the procedure with a modifier 52 or 53? The documentation states "procedure attempted, but unsuccessful, unable to pass guideiwre."

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    I'd use -52.

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    Thanks Kevin

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