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    my ER physician states that he performed a bilateral chest needle decompressions ???

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    i have been doing research and some say its a Thoracentesis but others say its a chest tube,, im starting to get confused ??

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    how about 33010?
    what does the procedure/progress note say?

    Quote Originally Posted by traciecpc View Post
    my ER physician states that he performed a bilateral chest needle decompressions ???
    Rachele Porter, AS, CPC, CPC-H, CEDC
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    It was a critical patient who came in with cardia arrest, the progress note states " Bilateral Needle decompressions done with no return of air"
    they continued with CPR and the patient then expired, they didn't give too much detail because they performed so much on this patient

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