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Removal of PICC line - Is there a CPT code for the removal

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    Is there a CPT code for the removal of a PICC line?
    I see where 12 people have viewed this but....no response
    Can anyone shred some light on this ?

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    It is my understanding there is no CPT code for removal of a non-tunneled line but you can charge an E/M. The code for a tunneled line removal is 36589. Hope that sheds some light.

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    I agree with Linda that you should file an E&M for the removal of a PICC line.

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    Is was told the same. Just use a E/M code.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm426 View Post
    Is there a CPT code for the removal of a PICC line?
    I see where 12 people have viewed this but....no response
    Can anyone shred some light on this ?
    I had this situation this week. We were not the ones who inserted the PICC line and pt was seen in our office for a post op visit. I billed an established pt visit (99213) and applied a 24 modifier.
    Last edited by banjo; 07-14-2011 at 08:18 AM.

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