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Old 07-28-2009, 10:31 PM
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Smile triple-lumen catheter - Need Diagnosis

Hi,

Our general surgeon has done insertion of right subclavian triple-lumen catheter (CPT-36556).
Preoperative & Postoperative diagnosis: Shortness of breath, respiratory failure, need for emergency intravenous access.

Need to know what should be the primary diagnosis with CPT 36556.

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Old 07-28-2009, 11:26 PM
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Primary diagnosis should be 518.81, 786.05 and V58.81
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Hi,

Our general surgeon has done insertion of right subclavian triple-lumen catheter (CPT-36556).
Preoperative & Postoperative diagnosis: Shortness of breath, respiratory failure, need for emergency intravenous access.

Need to know what should be the primary diagnosis with CPT 36556.

Thanks,
Neha Bhatnagar, CPC, CPC-H
518.81 and V58.81
If a known diagnosis (518.81)explains/includes a symptom (786.05), it is not necessary to code the symptom.

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