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V53.02 as principle dx.

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    Forgive me if this has been asked but I was wondering if this code would be used as a principle diagnosis code when a patient has a routine medical device change due to battery depletion, etc. Is there a CMS reference on this subject and would it cause the claim to pay at a reduced rate. Thanks a bunch for your help.

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    Columbia, MO
    It is acceptable as the first-listed and I know of no reference for reduced payment because you list it first.

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