Please note this question was answered in 2018. The coding advice may or may not be outdated.
New 2019 PICC line codes 36572 and 36573 modifier 52
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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