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diagnosis code help needed:

Melanie Posted Tue 23rd of February, 2010 21:24:00 PM

Patient has esophageal cancer and previously had a stent placement.

Patient was seen a couple days ago due to 'Migrated Stent'...

Anyone ever find an appropriate diag code for this?


SuperCoder Answered Wed 24th of February, 2010 08:28:41 AM

The meaning of "migrated stent" is actually that the stent is displaced currently. This is a mechanical complication of the stent, and you can code 996.59 (Mechanical complication Due to other implant and internal device, not elsewhere classified) for this.

Melanie Posted Wed 24th of February, 2010 22:39:02 PM

awesome!!!!! thanks!!!

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