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respiratory/ventilatory support icd9?

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    Default respiratory/ventilatory support icd9?
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    is there a respiratory/ventilatory support icd9 or only should i use respiratory distress code instead? i know there is a respiratory/ventilatory status icd9 (v46.11) but is there anything if the pt is still currently on the ventilator support?
    Last edited by mad_one80; 04-15-2009 at 02:21 PM.

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    I would use the V46.11, it states dependence, that would be current use of respirator/ventilator.

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