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  1. Post postoperative icd9 code
    Medical Coding Books
    I have been coding V45.89 for post operative since day 1, today a coworker advised the description says other post procedural status, other, presence of neuropacemaker or other electronic devices. I have been using if the physician advises patient had a recent procedure, status post, postoperative (within the global period). I was told by an auditor this is a correct code to use. Please advise.

    Thank you,

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    Columbia, MO
    The V45.89 is only a status code and is not acceptable as a first list code The post op codes are either follow-up V67.0x if nothing further is being done or aftercare a V58.4x, or V58.7x or V58.8x code whichever applies based on what is being done.

    Debra A. Mitchell, MSPH, CPC-H

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    Thank you very much, I appreciate your immediate response and assistance.

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