AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2008 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

BiPAP through Tracheostomy

A patient is admitted for further management of respiratory failure and other chronic and acute conditions following bioprosthetic aortic and mitral valve replacement surgery. The patient has respiratory failure that is stable with respiratory support consisting of BiPAP through his tracheostomy. What are the procedure code assignments when bi-level positive airway pressure (BiPAP) is run through a tracheostomy? ...

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