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    West St. Louis

    Default power port placment

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    does anyone know what ICD-9 code is used for a power port placement. I just started coding recently b/c our coder is out on maternity leave. I have a v -code for the removal but cant seem to find a code for the placement

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    Apr 2007
    Philadelphia, PA


    I use the diagnosis for specific cancer patient has, if port is for chemo. Is it for chemo, or for something else?

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    Apr 2007
    Greater Orlando

    Smile Agree with SS62

    I agree that the dx to be used is the dx for medical necessity for the procedure. What CPT code are you using?

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    459.81 Venous (peripheral) insufficiency, unspecified

    I use that with cancer dx and 36571 if its for chemo purposes.

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    I agree with using the dx for medical necessity but I would also attach V58.81 fitting and adjustment of vascular catheter (port)

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