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    How do you bill for a pump removel. Pt comes in just to get a 24 hour pump removed. Do you bill OV or is there a pump removal code??

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    Some payers consider the pump disconnection to be included in pump initiation
    (96416), while others will permit the service to be reported with a low-level E/M code (e.g. 99211).

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    We just charge for a flush 96523 and heparin J1642 used if that is all that is being done.

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    Apr 2007
    Overland Park Kansas


    Our offices only use the 99211 for a DC pump, we don't use it for an OV even though it is a E&M code.

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