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    Inpatient has an exposed VP(Ventriculoperitoneal) Shunt. I am looking for a icd-9 for this. Would you code 996.59-Mechanical Comp of spec prosthetic device, implant, or graft?I would appreciate your input. Thanks!

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    Inpatient has an exposed VP(Ventriculoperitoneal) Shunt. I am looking for a icd-9 for this. Would you code 996.59-Mechanical Comp of spec prosthetic device, implant, or graft?I would appreciate your input. Thanks!
    I'd assign 996.2; [exposed shunt tubing is an "indication" for revision.]
    {complication / mechanical / shunt/ ventricular (communivcating)-996.2}

    Thanks

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    Thank you so much for your help with this one!

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