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Porta cath flush 96522 ?

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    I know i can't charge for this when patient is recieving iv therapy
    but what if they are seen by the doctor
    can i bill out for the rn flushing the port 96522 because they are seen by the rn seperately to the visit?

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    I don't think that 96522 is the proper code to look at for just a flush. It looks like 96523 is more appropriate. Medicare considers them bundled (with the E/M code) though and a modifier is not allowed.

    Laura, CPC

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