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DX code for malfunction pleural catheter

  1. Default DX code for malfunction pleural catheter
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    Does anyone have an idea of the appropriate diagnosis code to used for malfunction of pleural catheter? The doctor selected 996.74, but I am not sure this is correct.

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    I think that code 996.79 "Other complications of internal (biological) (synthetic) prosthetic device, implant, and graft due to other internal prosthetic device, implant, and graft" might be a better fit.
    996.74 refers to vascular device, implant, and graft.

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