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New 2019 PICC line codes 36572 and 36573 modifier 52

Date: Dec 19, 2018

Question:

The coding guidelines for the new 2019 PICC line codes (36572 and 36573) say to append modifier -52 when performed without confirmation of catheter tip location. Can you give an example(s) of when a PICC line is placed without catheter confirmation of tip location?

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