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Suprapubic Catheter and UTI

  1. Question Suprapubic Catheter and UTI
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    I have a case of a 63 y/o male PT who has had a Suprapubic Catheter since 7 yrs ago. He was admitted with an UTI and treated with an antibiotic. He also has a DX of Prostate Hyperthrophy. I'm having a hard time selecting a code for the Prostate Hyperthrophy as one code is for WITH and one is for WITHOUT urinary obstruction and other lower urinary tract symptoms. Also how do I code the presence of Suprapubic Catheter? Can someone help me?
    Jessica Martinez, CCS, CPC

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    If UTI is primary w/o relation to BPH - 599.0, 600.00. I am also finding difficulty searching code for suprapubic catheter status. Others may help.
    Girish Dadhich, CPC

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    Default Status suprapubic cath
    V44.6 Status artificial opening urinary tract

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    Look at V44.50 for your suprapubic catheter status.

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    Is the provider saying the UTI is due to the catheter? If so, you might want to look at 'complication due to presence of..'
    Dee
    CPC, CPCO, CPMA, CPCD

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    Thank you for your help. All of you!
    Jessica Martinez, CCS, CPC

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