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Diagnosis for mediport consultation

Kathy k Posted Fri 29th of April, 2016 12:37:11 PM
Is there a diagnosis for initial encounter for mediport consultation prior to mediport insertion?
SuperCoder Answered Mon 02nd of May, 2016 08:53:09 AM
Hi, our team is working on your query and will get back soon. Thank you.
SuperCoder Answered Tue 03rd of May, 2016 08:02:00 AM
Mediport consultation/encounter is included in code for mediport placement.
Kathy k Posted Fri 27th of May, 2016 19:09:46 PM
What is the DIAGNOSES code for mediport consultation? If a patient walks in on Monday for a mediport consult and goes in on Wednesday for the actual Mediport placement. What would the DIAGNOSIS be for the consult on Monday???
SuperCoder Answered Mon 30th of May, 2016 02:00:28 AM
As there is no separate code for Mediport consultation, the most appropriate code in this case seems Z45.2, Encounter for adjustment and management of vascular access device, which includes fitting of the device. Thank you.

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