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Poor Venous Access
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Oncology patient being sent for vascular access device insertion with dx of "poor venous access". What is the appropriate dx code for this? Would I just code the cancer diagnosis?
Per Coding Clinic, Second Quarter 2008, pg 14, poor IV access is not a diagnosis. A code for the underlying condition being treated should be submitted instead.
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