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Ask a Rev Cycle Expert: CPT Code for PICC Line Attempted?


What Current Procedural Terminology (CPT®) code would be used if our clinical staff attempted to insert a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC), but after several attempts was only able to place a midline catheter?


Because unsuccessful attempts are considered part of the successful procedure, the midline catheter insertion would be reported. Current guidance states that venipuncture codes 36400-36410 would be used.

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