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    I have no more information from hospital except that the person has necrotic tissue (chest) caused by mediport that has been recalled by manufacturer.

    999.31 is the only code I saw regarding infection due to port a cath. Then do you add a code for skin necrosis because there is no necrosis site for the chest.

    How about a E code?

    Thank you !!!

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    Apr 2007
    Columbia, MO


    yes you need the code for the skin necrosis and then you do need an Ecode one that says either complication after surgery or maybe complication due to implanted device.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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