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    Im a litty rusty here does anyone know the dx code for a CPAP

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    CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a ventilation machine used to treat respiratory distress, such as obstructive sleep apnea. It is a procedure code listed in ICD 9 volume 3; code 93.90 is CPAP without delivery through endotracheal tube or tracheostomy. I am not sure what the primary diagnosis code is since you did not list it, but a CPAP is a device not a condition, which you know. If the physician performed a CPAP via endotracheal or tracheostomy use code 96.70-96.72 which every documentation supports.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shandellw View Post
    CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) is a ventilation machine used to treat respiratory distress, such as obstructive sleep apnea. It is a procedure code listed in ICD 9 volume 3; code 93.90 is CPAP without delivery through endotracheal tube or tracheostomy. I am not sure what the primary diagnosis code is since you did not list it, but a CPAP is a device not a condition, which you know. If the physician performed a CPAP via endotracheal or tracheostomy use code 96.70-96.72 which every documentation supports.
    Have a great week!!
    FYI Volume 3 ICD-9 codes are used by the inpatient facility and are not used for physician coding. I was not clear from the poster which flavor they wanted so I just wanted to clarify.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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