Home » Categories » ICD-9-CM Coding

Poor Venous Access


Question

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?

Answer

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.  

Disclaimer: All articles intended for general consumption only and not as a recommendation for a specific situation. Readers should consult an official source (AHA, AMA, etc.) or a qualified attorney for specific legal guidance.
Attachments Attachments
There are no attachments for this article.
Related Articles RSS Feed
Encephalopathy
Viewed 2777 times since Tue, Apr 12, 2011
Pancreatic lesion
Viewed 4843 times since Fri, Jun 24, 2011
Pelvic Inflammatory Mass Etiology
Viewed 993 times since Tue, Oct 30, 2012
Surgical Procedure Code-Coposacropexy
Viewed 2220 times since Thu, May 19, 2011
Laparoscopic Hysterectomies
Viewed 1524 times since Thu, Apr 7, 2011
Iron Deficiency
Viewed 3975 times since Wed, Dec 14, 2011
Reason for the Admission
Viewed 754 times since Thu, Apr 19, 2012
Depth of Debridement
Viewed 3012 times since Thu, Apr 28, 2011
Borderline Serous Ovarian Tumor
Viewed 4523 times since Tue, Jun 14, 2011
MUGA Scan Prior to Chemotherapy
Viewed 6237 times since Tue, Nov 16, 2010
Quorum Health Resources, LLC :: 105 Continental Place Brentwood, TN 37027 :: Phone: (615) 371-4506