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    Default Billing PICC Catheter

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    Has anyone out there billed for an Insertion of PICC Catheter with a radiologist attending? We are getting conflicted answers to whether the radiologist is actually present and if we should actually be billing it out.

    Thanks for your time!

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    who actually placed the line?? Whichever doctor actually placed the line should bill for it. I know for some things involving radiology, you Have to "know" what the hospital is going to bill, so you don't, because only 1 person will get paid. Like - for gallbladders and cholangiogram, altho my docs do the cholangiogram in the OR - I know radiology reads them AND does the report. So we don't bill a radiology code. I think maybe you just need to clarify exactly who is doing what.

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