Results 1 to 3 of 3

Central Venous Lines

  1. #1
    Question Central Venous Lines
    Medical Coding Books
    My doc did an exploratory lap and placed 2 central lines (1 in the r femoral and 1 in the r subclavian). What modifiers do I use on the 2 central lines?
    I coded 49000
    Insurance co is denying the one with the 51.

  2. #2
    HI Denise,

    I am not sure that I would use a modifier for these lines. I would make my units 2 when posting. The lines have no global, so I don't think you need any modifiers. I hope this helps? Thanks.


  3. Default Central Venous Lines
    Hi Denise,

    I know in Florida Medicare does not like the 51 modifier on CPT code 36556. I would have coded 49000, 36556, and 36556-59. For commerical insurance I would have billed it the way you did.


Similar Threads

  1. Central lines
    By trinalankford in forum General Surgery
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-08-2014, 05:37 AM
  2. ultrasound guided central lines
    By dgra8573 in forum Billing/Reimbursement
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 04-15-2013, 09:14 AM
  3. Central Lines
    By enancy79 in forum Anesthesia
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 06-01-2011, 01:13 PM
  4. Diagnois For Central Lines, Replacement Tubing
    By kblevins in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-07-2009, 07:08 PM
  5. Central venous acess
    By Shirleybala in forum Interventional Radiology
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-28-2008, 05:07 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?


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.