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    Default Heparin Port Flushes

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    We have several patients asking our physicians if we can flush their ports with Heparin as they are in between infusions for chemo, Remicade, etc. We have an infusion center on site and I know we cannot bill for this on the same day as an infusion. What codes and how would I bill for a simple flush? Is 96523 and J1642 correct? What about billing for the Huber needle, it is very expensive?
    Christina Raulerson

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    Is the port "clogged" or are you declotting it? We bill 36593 and J2997 (Cathflo). If you are just flushing it and no clotting is present, we bill 96523.

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