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    Our provider removed a patient's vascular catheter and cultured the tip of it because this patient has a hisotry of a staf infection and the provider thinks the catheter may have been the cause. Any idea on a dx code, please? Thanks.
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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    Take a look at dx 996.62

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    Thanks so much!
    Dawson Ballard, Jr., CPC, CEMC, CPMA, CCS-P, CPC-P, CRHC, AAPC Fellow
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