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    Default port-A-Cath removal dx?

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    I don't know what icd-9 code to use for the following?

    60 yr old female with triple-negative breast cancer, who has a port-A-Cath in place. she finished her chemotherapy and now ants her Port-A-Cath removed.

    Im coding for the ASC so basically this is all I have to go by..... Can I maybe use V58.11


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    Look at V58.81.

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    but it's not to fit and adjust a catheter , it's actually to remove,

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFAITHFUL View Post
    but it's not to fit and adjust a catheter , it's actually to remove,
    I have the AAPC ICD-9 Expert for Hospitals and Payers edition. Under the code description for V58.81 is the additional info of "Removal or replacement of catheter."

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    Yes... I noticed this shortly after I posted my reply


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