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    Default Repositioning Suprapubic catheter

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    Can anyone help me on the code for adjustment of malpositioned suprapubic catheter with irrigation of bladder


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    i'm thinking maybe 51700...do you have a report I could look at?

    51700: Bladder irrigation, simple, lavage and/or instillation

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    Clinical history:Malpositioned suprapubic catheter
    The pt was placed in a supine position and under CT guidance the previously placed catheter was readjusted and placed into the bladder . Approx 20 cc's of warm saline was utilized to irrigate the bladder . The bladder wall is thickened again.
    IMP: Successful repositioning of the previously placed suprapubic catheter into the bladder.No complications noted.

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    I also lean towards 51700
    Shirley CPC,CPC-H

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    Are we missing the code for Catheter repositioning????

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    There is no codes for repositioning
    Shirley CPC,CPC-H

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