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    Question ICD9 for TPN dependent

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    What would I use for a child who is TPN dependent?

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    Does the note specify the cause for the TPN intervention? If so, I would first code the reason for TPN and I would use V58.69 for the TPN Dependence. If they do not specify the reason, you would have to just stick with the V58.69.

    Hope this helps!
    Vanessa Mier, CPC

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    Thanks, Vanessa It did help!

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    Quote Originally Posted by celtichrt2001 View Post
    What would I use for a child who is TPN dependent?
    Some TPN dependence stems from a previous surgery. If the documentation states that the child has had a gastrostomy gtube placement, you can use K91.2. If it doesn't state a previous surgery I would code k90.9.

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