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Port A Cath -36561 - implant code

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    Default Port A Cath -36561 - implant code
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    I have several denials when I code the the Porth-A- Cath code with CPT code 36561.
    I code them as 36561 with HCPCS code C1788, . I am suppose to use another C code besides the one Iam using ? Is there anyone out there using another code for the porth A Cath itself .

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    Alexandria, LA
    why are they being denied?

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    Saying I need to use a C code .Iam using C1788 , maybe I should be using C1751?
    Last edited by codedog; 11-15-2011 at 10:23 AM.

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