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Old 04-21-2009, 03:07 AM
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Default Removal of drainage tube

"Retroperitoneal drainage catheter removal:
The patient was brought to the Interventional Radiology Dept. Scant
drainage within the bag attached to the drainage catheter was noted. The
patient was afebrile and noted a relief in his symptoms.
The catheter was, therefore, cut and removed without difficulty"

Does anyone have the code for removal of drainage catheter?
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Old 04-21-2009, 07:14 AM
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this procedure is probably included in the global surgery package. i would use a 99024.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:27 PM
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I agree with the 99024 if it's within the global period of the drainage cath. placement. If not, an e/m (99211) would work.
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Old 04-23-2009, 01:00 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by prabha View Post
"Retroperitoneal drainage catheter removal:
The patient was brought to the Interventional Radiology Dept. Scant
drainage within the bag attached to the drainage catheter was noted. The
patient was afebrile and noted a relief in his symptoms.
The catheter was, therefore, cut and removed without difficulty"

Does anyone have the code for removal of drainage catheter?
You might also look at CPT 49422
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