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Presence of Jackson-Pratt Drain

  1. Question Presence of Jackson-Pratt Drain
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    Is there a code for the presence of a Jackson-Pratt drain. Patient came in for lymphocele, status post prostatectomy.

    Thanks in advance!

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    I found this in the General Surgery coding coach 2005 archives. I hope this helps.


    Can we charge for insertion of a Jackson-Pratt, or penrose, drain when the physician performs a colon resection? If so, what code would we use?


    You may not bill for this activity. Placing a drainage device in the operative field is included in the global package for any surgical procedure and not separately billable.

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    Ahh, makes sense. Thank you!

  4. Default Icd-10
    I thought the question was regarding the ICD-10 code, I've been researching and ended up with Z97.8, but found no official reference. Other posts I found point to Z93.8 which I do not believe is correct.


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