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    Patient comes in with chronic pain syndrome for a revision of an intrathecal pain pump at the end of its battery life. No complications can be found for the revision. I coded the primary diagnosis 338.4 (chronic pain syndrome), and then V53.09 for the end of the battery life second. Would you agree with these codes, or should I code V53.09 as primary?
    Last edited by lovetocode; 03-03-2010 at 07:07 AM.

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