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TPN diagnosis

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    Medical Coding Books
    I work in a laborabory and several doctors are putting TPN for the dx. I'm pretty sure this is for Total Parenteral Nutrition. I can not find a DX code for it. Is there one? I feel I sould ask the Dr for more info. Any help is greatly appreciated

  2. #2
    Stuart, Florida
    I would go to the doctor and ask for clarification, as TPN would be more of a treatment than a diagnosis. The doc needs to specify the reason the patient is receiving TPN.
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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