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O2 Dependency

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    Medical Coding Books
    V46.2 Other dependence on machines and devices; supplemental oxygen

    Would this work? It isn't an acceptable primary diagnosis according to the Coding Clinic 2002 Q4:
    "A new status code for supplemental oxygen has been created. It is for use for patients on long-term oxygen therapy. The code is allowable for any patient using supplemental oxygen, regardless of the duration of use each day. This code is for use as an additional status code. It should not be used as a principal diagnosis."
    Ardith Campbell, CPC, CPC-H, CCP

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    Does anyone know if there is a code out there for O2 dependency. I've looked under the status codes, under oxygen and under dependency and can't find anything.

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