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Removal of PICC with Port

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    Hello everyone. I am hoping that someone might share their knowledge on PICC lines with me.
    I have a patient that had a PICC with port placed back in January, 36571 was the initial procedure.
    Now they are removing this and I am wondering if there is a valid CPT for the removal of the port?
    The only codes that I am able to find are 36589 and 36590, for removal of "Tunneled" venous access device. However, a PICC is not tunneled.
    Has anyone run into this before? Is there a surgical code or shall I just bill the guidance?

    Thanks for your help.

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    SIR advises to use 36590 for this.

    Diane Huston, CPC,RCC

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    I am sorry, but I am not familiar with SIR. Please advise what that is.
    Thank you for your help Diane.

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    Sorry, it's the Society of Interventional Radiology. They have an excellent Interventional Coding User's Guide.


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    Thank you so much.

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