chest needle decompression

cpccoder2008

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i have been doing research and some say its a Thoracentesis but others say its a chest tube,, im starting to get confused ??
 

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It was a critical patient who came in with cardia arrest, the progress note states " Bilateral Needle decompressions done with no return of air"
they continued with CPR and the patient then expired, they didn't give too much detail because they performed so much on this patient
 
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