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    Smile triple-lumen catheter - Need Diagnosis

    Hi,

    Our general surgeon has done insertion of right subclavian triple-lumen catheter (CPT-36556).
    Preoperative & Postoperative diagnosis: Shortness of breath, respiratory failure, need for emergency intravenous access.

    Need to know what should be the primary diagnosis with CPT 36556.

    Thanks,
    Neha Bhatnagar, CPC, CPC-H

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    Primary diagnosis should be 518.81, 786.05 and V58.81

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    Quote Originally Posted by neha.bhatnagar View Post
    Hi,

    Our general surgeon has done insertion of right subclavian triple-lumen catheter (CPT-36556).
    Preoperative & Postoperative diagnosis: Shortness of breath, respiratory failure, need for emergency intravenous access.

    Need to know what should be the primary diagnosis with CPT 36556.

    Thanks,
    Neha Bhatnagar, CPC, CPC-H
    518.81 and V58.81
    If a known diagnosis (518.81)explains/includes a symptom (786.05), it is not necessary to code the symptom.

    THT
    Danny L. Peoples
    CIRCC,CPC

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