Removal of retained drain

clufkin

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What CPT code would be used for removal of retained drain after any type of abdominal/retroperitoneal surgery?

Thanks in advance for any help.

Chris Lufkin, CPC
 

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You might look at 49002, reopening of recent laparotomy, with a 78 modifier if the patient is still in a global period. Dx would probably be 998.4 foreign body accidentally left during a procedure
 

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Where was it removed? In the office? It is usually part of the global unless removed in the OR or use an e/m outside the global period. This was a tube placed for drainage right?
 

clufkin

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This was done in the OR abd during the post op period. Thanks for all your answers. I will discuss with the surgeon.

Chris
 
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