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Coding Q&A

APC Payment Insider, October 1, 2009

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Does CPT 36592 pertain to a pre-existing catheter (such as a PICC line) that is available for use when the patient presents for a blood draw, and not to a temporary, short (less than two inches) saline lock that is inserted for convenience at the time of blood draw and was not pre-existing?

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