Results 1 to 2 of 2

Tube Thoracostomy

  1. #1
    Question Tube Thoracostomy
    Medical Coding Books
    Can 32551 and 32421 be billed together. According to the NCCI edits they are ok. Wellcare has denied a claim and sent a description of the codes, which are almost alike in wording. The only thing I have to go my are the NCCI edits and they are telling me I can bill both. Anyone else have any experience and/or knowledge on this?

  2. #2
    Default
    Why are you billing both? Were there 2 separate sites?


    Laura, CPC

Similar Threads

  1. CPT code for Thoracostomy Tube Removal
    By abbyakinleye in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-15-2014, 11:48 AM
  2. Tube Thoracostomy vs. Pleural Drainage
    By Nancy R Parent in forum Emergency Department
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 12-28-2012, 10:00 AM
  3. 32551 tube thoracostomy
    By jewlz0879 in forum Cardiovascular Thoracic
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-12-2011, 03:25 PM
  4. CT thoracentesis and thoracostomy tube placement:
    By Shirleybala in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 03-19-2009, 02:26 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?

Login

Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.