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Epidural Hemovac Drain... Help!

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    Does anyone know what's the most appropriate code for placement of a hemovac drain? I have it in my OP reports for shunt placements and also some spine surgeries. I have come up with 62272, but it doesn't seem to fit in my opinion. any ideas???


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    I think your correct, I use alot in Neurosurgery, we call it a lumbar drain.

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    it's amazing how doctors have so many different ways of saying the same thing! it drives me crazy to code when a doctor has his own way of calling something. I feel like I have to learn a whole new language so that I can then translate it to common terms in order to code! Thanks for replying to my post.

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