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    When performing an insertion of non-tunneled centrally inserted central venous catheter (36556) under ultrasound guidance who may bill for the ultrasound guidance. Can a general surgeon bill for this or is this for the radiologist only?

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    I code for anesthesia and if our doctors/nurses place the line, then we bill for it with 76937 with a modifier 26. I would assume if your doctor places it, then he can charge for it, but I am not an expert.

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    Our general surgeons bill for 76937-26 in addition to placement of central line.

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