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    Default IR doctor supervising RN performing PICC placement

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    Hi guys!

    I was wondering if someone could help me with this. We have been getting reports from an IR doctor stating that he supervised an RN performing a placement of a PICC line. I am thinking there is nothing we can bill for the IR doc because he did nothing during the procedure but supervise. Are we correct on this? Thanks in advance!!

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    Apr 2007
    Springfield, MO


    Is this performed in the hospital? If so and the RN is an employee of the hospital you cannot bill as the hospital would incur the costs for this. If it is in the clinic, you could bill.
    Amy Bishard, BA, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, CCS, RCC
    Instructor, Medical Billing and Coding, Cox College
    2015 Education Officer - Springfield MO AAPC Chapter
    Former AAPC Chapter Association Board of Directors 2012-2015
    2011 President - Springfield MO AAPC Chapter
    2010 President Elect - Springfield MO AAPC Chapter

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    Yes, it was performed in the hospital. Thank you so much for your answer!

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