AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Home Health Encounter for Indwelling Pleural Catheter

A patient was discharged with a PleurX® drainage catheter due to malignant pleural effusion. During a home health visit, the nurse drained the catheter and changed the dressing, as well as instructed the patient in self-drainage. What ICD-10-CM code is assigned to capture attention to the PleurX® drain? Is this coded to ostomy care or is a PleurX® catheter/drain considered a nonvascular catheter? ...

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