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    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!
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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

    Question:

    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?

    Answer:

    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!
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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