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Q: (Port and Catheter Status Codes – these are V codes). What ICD-9 codes are used to report that a patient has a port for receiving medications (antibiotics, chemotherapy, infusions, etc.)? Not the CPT codes for placement of port. Also, what ICD-9 codes are used to report catheters both urinary and cardiac currently in place?
A: So, Sandi what I did was I went in and pulled this all out of Find-A-Code pretty much. You have to know that it’s a V code, first of all, and then to look these up, you have to have the right keyword to look them up especially if you’re using an electronic, like an encoder versus your manual. But V07 is going to be your first place. The key is prophylactic or treatment measures. So, if a person is going to get chemo and that type of thing, what are they getting it for? They’re getting it for prophylactic purposes, so V07 is going to be your launching point. Keep in mind there is certain long-term prophylactic drugs, that there’s other V codes for, and that’s why this [has] excludes.
Let’s look at what the prophylactic means: A prophylactic is any kind of a preventive measure. A prophylactic may be a medication, drug, device, or treatment designed and used to ward off a disease or other unwanted consequence. And the examples that they’re giving are: tetanus shot, antivenin, immune globulin, or fluoride to provide protection and prevent a potential condition or disease from developing.
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