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    Unhappy Picc line complication

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    Patient came in for broken PICC Line in arm. What is the diagnosis code for that?
    Thanks in advance!
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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    996.1 Mechanical complication of other vascular device, implant, and graft ?

    Hope this helps,
    Anthony McCallum, CPC, CIRCC, CPC-I, CCS

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    Thanks for the input. I actually ended up with 996.59 Mechanical complication of other specified prosthetic device, implant, and graft Due to other implant and internal device, not elsewhere classified
    Julianne Sheetz, CPC

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    Join Date
    Apr 2007


    we use the 996.1 because picc line is a vascular device

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    Apr 2007
    Grangeville, ID

    Cool Infection in PICC line

    What code do you use for infection in PICC line?

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