Exposed VP Shunt

JOgielo

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Inpatient has an exposed VP(Ventriculoperitoneal) Shunt. I am looking for a icd-9 for this. Would you code 996.59-Mechanical Comp of spec prosthetic device, implant, or graft?I would appreciate your input. Thanks!
 

msrd_081002

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996.2

Inpatient has an exposed VP(Ventriculoperitoneal) Shunt. I am looking for a icd-9 for this. Would you code 996.59-Mechanical Comp of spec prosthetic device, implant, or graft?I would appreciate your input. Thanks!
I'd assign 996.2; [exposed shunt tubing is an "indication" for revision.]
{complication / mechanical / shunt/ ventricular (communivcating)-996.2}

Thanks
 
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