Intubation for airway protection?

BwitchyCoder

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Is there an ICD-9 code for a patient needing airway protection for a diagnostic procedure (eg EGD)? The admitting dx is "abd pain".
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LeslieJ

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Intubation for airway protection

I'm afraid you'll need a reason for the need for airway protection.

Does the patient have some kind of respiratory insufficiency? Respiratory distress? COPD?

You might be able to find what you need as a 2ndary Dx in the anesthesiologist's H&P.

Leslie Johnson, CPC

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