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    Phoenix, AZ

    Default Dx help for post cath complication

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    Hi there,

    I have a provider who is looking for a complication code for post cath insertion for a hemodialysis fistula of the arm. I ended up using limb pain for the last one. But he has another one and is adamant that I find a more specific code. I have been unable to locate one.

    Please, HELP??
    Thank you,
    Cyndi Allen, CPC, CIRCC
    2015 Local Chapter President, Casa Grande, AZ

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    what kind of complication?

    If Mechanical then it can be 996.1
    Rachell Lindley, CPC
    Multispecialty Clinic Coding
    Internal Medicine
    General Surgery
    Family Medicine

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    Bangor, Maine


    Quote Originally Posted by rachell1976 View Post
    what kind of complication?

    If Mechanical then it can be 996.1
    I believe that she stated that the complication was the fistula.

    I would try using 996.73 and E879.1.

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