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    I have a patient whose IUD became turned 90°. We performed a pelvic x-ray and tried to remove the IUD in the office, but the attempt failed. I originally coded the visit as V25.12, but our QA is coming back and saying it should be 996.32 - mechanical complication of IUD. Which is the best diagnosis to use? Thanks!

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    I would like to suggest V25.8 Other specified contraceptive management ( taking it for granted that the code is not gender specific) PLUS, 996.32 which depicts the complication of the implanted device.
    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by daniele23 View Post
    I have a patient whose IUD became turned 90°. We performed a pelvic x-ray and tried to remove the IUD in the office, but the attempt failed. I originally coded the visit as V25.12, but our QA is coming back and saying it should be 996.32 - mechanical complication of IUD. Which is the best diagnosis to use? Thanks!
    You would use the 996.32 plus any e codes if your office uses them. I don't see why you could not use the V25.12 also.

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