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    Question Discontinued thoracentesis?

    Pt presented in the office with a large left sided pleual effusion. Pt already has a pleurex drain in place. Attempt to drain through the pleurex only yields very small amount of fluid. Provider attempts thoracentesis twice, in separate areas but both on the same left side, with only minimal...
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    99222 and 32555?

    Help! I'm hoping someone may be able to shed some light on a billing question I and my boss have. :) We admitted a patient on 12/27/17 for Shortness of Breath (R0602), Abnormal Coagulation Profile (R791), Sepsis (A419), Hypokalemia (E786), Essential Hypertension (I10), Thyrotoxicosis (E0590)...