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Poor Peripheral Access

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    The doctor put in a quinton catheter because the patient has poor peripheral access. There is no indication of any other diagnosis on the report. Is there somewhere in the ICD a diag for "need of a access" ie; catheter etc. I have not been able to find any diag so I am hoping somelse may have.


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    I don't have my ICD-9 with me but look at 459.81.

    Julie, CPC

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