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    Default Picc Line Placement---

    OK---WHAT IS THE CODE FOR A PICC LINE PLACEMENT--???? THIS IS FOR AN ASC----(HOPE I SPELLED THIS RIGHT!!!)

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    36569: Insertion of peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC), without subcutaneous port or pump; age 5 years or older

    is that what you need?

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    Thank You, Very Much----I Do Believe This Is It --- This Patient Has A History Of Bladder Infection, And Is To Undergo Antibiotic Therapy For Six Weeks----

    Thanks, Again----

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    There's also a code if the pt. is under age 5 (36568). You can also use 77001 if fluoroscopic guidance was used and 76937 if US guidance was used and if a permanent image of the US was recorded and saved.


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    Default PICC line insertion

    On this topic, can you bill for an unsuccessful PICC line insertion?

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    yes you can Geralynn, with the appropriate modifier & documentation of course.

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    Thumbs up

    Thank you!

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    Hello All,
    How about the chest x-ray if it is done with PICC. do we code separately? CCI edit says you can but you have to add modifier -59 to chest x-ray but we are not getting paid for the chest x-ray only payment is for code 36556.
    If we do not get paid, what is the point to add modifier -59 to chest x-ray code.
    Thanks,
    This is for facility charges.
    Fami

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    How about if the physician owns the ultrasound equipment and performs PICC lines in long term care facilities?

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    Question diagnosis code

    There is a debate in our office over the diagnosis code for a PICC line placement and a VAD placement. Would they both be coded as a V58.81??

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