A patient with chronic respiratory failure was admitted with acute respiratory failure. The provider noted a black mold-like substance at the site of insertion of a peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC line). Cultures were not performed on the catheter tip, but the PICC line was removed and replaced with a new line. Blood cultures were positive for Staphylococcus epidermidis. The provider was queried whether the patient had developed the infection due to the PICC line. The provider documented in his final diagnostic statement, "Probable bacteremia due to PICC line." What are the diagnosis code assignments for this admission?
AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 2; Ask the Editor
Bacteremia Due to PICC Line
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