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Need for Port-A-Cath

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    I'm looking for a dx for:
    Need for Port-A-Cath secondary to long-term needs of transfusion.

    Julie

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    Is there a code specifically for "need for IV access" ?

    Thanks.

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    Can you not code the reason for the "need for transfusion"? That's where I would start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Weaver View Post
    Can you not code the reason for the "need for transfusion"? That's where I would start.
    Thanks.

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    Where are you finding the "needs" section? I looked under need and transfusion.
    Mary Beth Gord, CPC

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    No, I mean, can you code the reason he needs the transfusion/infusion in the first place? Cancer, blood loss etc. That's where I would start. There's also the fitting codes, if nothing else works. V58.81 fitting and adjustment of vascular catheter.

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    Oh ok I misunderstood. Thanks for clarifying that for me!! :-)
    Mary Beth Gord, CPC

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