AAPC - Back to school
Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Tpn

  1. #1

    Default Tpn

    AAPC: Back to School
    New at coding and difficult to find a code for TPN -total parentenal nutritution. Anyone have suggestion. Looked at online ICD9 coding dictionary and help believe it is medicon, but we have different opinions here. Let me know what you think.

  2. #2


    TPN is a therapeutic infusion with a high percentage of dextrose solution containing vitamins, electrolytes and trace elements (other meds such as insulin and Pepcid may be added). TPN is given via a central line to those who cannot digest food and to give their gut a chance to rest after surgery and during other GI disorders. Lipids are also given as part of the TPN protocol to provide fat nutrition.

    Can you be more specific with your question? For example, what is the reason for the encounter?

Similar Threads

  1. TPN Infusion
    By staceylh in forum Inpatient Facilities
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-18-2015, 10:41 AM
  2. Tpn/pen
    By coder25 in forum Medicare Regulations
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 09-22-2011, 07:35 AM
  3. TPN diagnosis
    By pennysueorr in forum Diagnosis Coding
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-29-2010, 07:59 AM
  4. Tpn
    By lbusby2 in forum Medical Coding General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 06-18-2009, 06:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Enjoying Our Forums?

AAPC forums are a benefit of membership. Joining AAPC grants you unlimited access, allowing you to post questions and participate with our community of over 150,000 professionals.

Join Now Continue Reading Without Full Access

Already a Member?


Close Message

In addition to full participation on AAPC forums, as a member you will be able to:

  • Access to the largest healthcare job database in the world.
  • Join over 150,000 members of the healthcare network in the world.
  • Be a part of an industry leading organization that drives the business side of healthcare.
  • Save anywhere from 10%-50% with exclusive member discounts on courses, books, study materials, and conferences.
  • Access to discounts at hundreds of restaurants, travel destinations, retail stores, and service providers. AAPC members also have opportunities to save on heath, life, and liability insurance.
  • Become a member of a local chapter and attend regular meetings.