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  1. #1
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    Default Infusaport dx

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    Help please. Physician keeps documenting "poor venous access" for a dx when he is doing the insertion of an infusaport 36561. I have used 459.9, but wonder if there is a better codes to describe this dx. Thanx for your help. Donna

  2. #2
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    Apr 2007


    I don't think I agree with that code. I don't think "poor venous access" is even a diagnosis.

    I would want to code this based on the reason they need the port for, ie chemotherapy, query the provider for a more specific reason.

    Just my opinion,

    Laura, CPC, CEMC

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    Apr 2007


    Now that you say that, you are right, thanks for putting me back on track.

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