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    Default Billing for catheter supplies for 51701

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    Just checking to make sure. The surgical guidelines address that the (supplies) catheter itself is not billable, just the 51701 procedure which includes the RVU's FOR the supply of the catheter itself, correct? Established MCR patient was seen in the office for just this procedure (along with a EM code)

    I guess my questions is: what would be a good example of WHEN we would have to code a catheter from the HCPCS book? Attempting to decipher from the index A codes which would be the best choice? Probably a very simple question with a very simple answer but first time working with this type of scenario. --- Suzanne E. Byrum, CPC

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    bumping this thread. WHEN would adding codes from HCPCS be appropriate in this circumstance for this MCR patient? Do I go ahead and tell doctor that supplies ARE included? ---Suzanne

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