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    Diagnosis: INTERSTIM device (removed)

    What is the best code to use?

    Thank-you for your help!
    Mary-Ellen Cobb, CPC

  2. #2
    I'm assuming we are dealing with something in the 996.7- range, other complications of internal prosthetic device, implant or graft. I don't know what this device is though.

  3. #3
    Albany, New York
    Look at V53.09
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

  4. #4
    St Louis West Missouri Chapter
    never mind
    Last edited by punkyboo; 12-19-2009 at 09:27 AM.

  5. #5
    Albany, New York
    To use 996.75 assumes there was a complication.
    Documentation provided does not indicate a complication.
    Perhaps the surgeon needs to be questioned.
    Karen Maloney, CPC
    Data Quality Specialist

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