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General Surgery Coding Alert

Reader Question:
Identify Site For Line Procedure Coding

Question: I have an op report that documents a central line, arterial line, and a Swan-Ganz catheter. Can we report three separate procedures, or are there some bundling issues I need to be aware of? Wisconsin Subscriber Answer: You can bill the arterial line as 36620 (Arterial catheterization or cannulation for sampling, monitoring, or transfusion [separate procedure]; percutaneous). The Swan-Ganz [...]