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    Is dx 998.59(post op infection) applicable ONLY for orthopedic and gastric bypasses?

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    Apr 2007
    Columbus GA


    It says:
    998.59 Other postoperatice infection
    Septicemia (but all are postoperative) and to use additional code to identify infection, unles it is related to an internal prosthetic device, implant or graft, then use subcategory 996.6. Infection follows the initial encounter Dx.

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