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Code Correctly for Subclavian Vein Line Placement

Question: One of our physicians is asking about the correct code for placement of a central line with a catheter that runs through the external jugular and ends in the subclavian vein. He wants to confirm that we should bill 36556. Normally with a central line, the physician uses a guidewire for placement, but he did not use one in this [...]

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