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port a cath then chest tube ?

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    Default port a cath then chest tube ?
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    DOC did a insetion of porth a cath -36561- but hour later ptient reveled a pneumothorax , so doc had to insert a chest tube ,I work atan ASC ,can I bill both ?

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    if the pneumothorax was caused by the primary procedure than no that would be considered a complication and inclusive.

    I believe it would be 32551 and that is a seperate procedure and not on the asc list.

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