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    Default Removal of drainage tube

    "Retroperitoneal drainage catheter removal:
    The patient was brought to the Interventional Radiology Dept. Scant
    drainage within the bag attached to the drainage catheter was noted. The
    patient was afebrile and noted a relief in his symptoms.
    The catheter was, therefore, cut and removed without difficulty"

    Does anyone have the code for removal of drainage catheter?
    Prabha CPC

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    Default post op peroid?

    this procedure is probably included in the global surgery package. i would use a 99024.

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    I agree with the 99024 if it's within the global period of the drainage cath. placement. If not, an e/m (99211) would work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prabha View Post
    "Retroperitoneal drainage catheter removal:
    The patient was brought to the Interventional Radiology Dept. Scant
    drainage within the bag attached to the drainage catheter was noted. The
    patient was afebrile and noted a relief in his symptoms.
    The catheter was, therefore, cut and removed without difficulty"

    Does anyone have the code for removal of drainage catheter?
    You might also look at CPT 49422
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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