AHA Coding Clinic® for HCPCS - 2015 Issue 3; ASK THE EDITOR

Sherlock 3CG System

Patient presents to have a peripherally inserted central venous catheter (PICC) inserted. The placement of the tip of the PICC line was confirmed by the Sherlock 3CGR system. The use of the Sherlock system is an alternative to the routine (usually performed) chest X-ray which is used but however not reported as it is considered integral to the PICC line placement. However, would it be appropriate to report the use of the Sherlock system and, if so, what are the correct code(s) for the procedure(s) performed?  ...

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