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Use of ICD-9 V45.11

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    Question Use of ICD-9 V45.11
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    Good afternoon all.

    I have a question on the use of V45.11, renal dialysis status.

    If a patient has an AV fistula present (with some complaints of arm discomfort in the MD office), and is no longer using the fistula for dialysis because of a kidney transplant a few years back, can I still report V45.11 since the description under V45.11 has "presence of arterial-venous shunt (for dialysis)"?

    Thank you for any information you can provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppoole View Post
    Good afternoon all.

    I have a question on the use of V45.11, renal dialysis status.

    If a patient has an AV fistula present (with some complaints of arm discomfort in the MD office), and is no longer using the fistula for dialysis because of a kidney transplant a few years back, can I still report V45.11 since the description under V45.11 has "presence of arterial-venous shunt (for dialysis)"?

    Thank you for any information you can provide.
    I think it means if there is an actual plastic type "shunt" still in the arm, not just the fistula that is created surgically. I would not use the V45.11 on a patient that has had kidney transplant and is left with a fistula after discontinuing dialysis.
    Arlene J. Smith, CPC, CPMA, CEMC, COBGC

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    Quote Originally Posted by ppoole View Post
    Good afternoon all.

    I have a question on the use of V45.11, renal dialysis status.

    If a patient has an AV fistula present (with some complaints of arm discomfort in the MD office), and is no longer using the fistula for dialysis because of a kidney transplant a few years back, can I still report V45.11 since the description under V45.11 has "presence of arterial-venous shunt (for dialysis)"?

    Thank you for any information you can provide.
    It may be more appropiate to use 996.73 and a pain code.

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