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Thread: Thoracentesis thru PleurX cath?? Billable?? HELP!!

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    Default Thoracentesis thru PleurX cath?? Billable?? HELP!!

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    Can you charge for a thoracentesis through a pleurX catheter when all that is being done is unclamping the pleurX and draining? I have been told you can charge for the office visit and also 32422-52. I have also been told you can't. Please help solve this issue for our office!! Thank you....

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    This post is older so you may have found your answer but thought I'd respond anyway

    Not sure if this link will help but worth a try...


    Hope it helps some!
    Last edited by tmrang; 01-22-2013 at 10:19 AM. Reason: Updated link

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