AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Gastric Band Erosion with Infection

The patient is a 50-year-old female who presented to the emergency room with complaints of pain and nausea. A CAT scan revealed fluid around her gastric band suggesting an infection. She was diagnosed as having band erosion with infection. She received intravenous antibiotics during her hospitalization. What is the appropriate code assignment for gastric band erosion with infection? ...

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