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    Default Altepase

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    What CPT code would you use to report the use of Altepase medication instilled into the port to unblock a port that is clotted?

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    St.Petersburg, Fl


    36593..declotting by thromboltic agent of implanted vascular device or catheter...
    Alecia Peck CPC

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    Apr 2007
    Manchester, NH

    Default MD vs RN procedure

    Would a facility charge 36593 if the procedure was performed by an RN?

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    Yes the facility would charge it. We are a hospital based outpatient and use 36593 as long as its on an order.

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