Portacath placement: Did it become a valid OR procedure?

I don't have concurrent CDI software so forgive me if this is a "stupid" question.

Did Insertion of a Portacath become a valid OR procedure? Codes: 0JH60WZ and 02HV33Z.

Coder is telling me that it assigns to 829~ which is a surgical MS-DRG. Pt is a preteen admitted for port placement and chemotherapy for osteogenic sarcoma. I thought it went to MS-DRG 847 (chemo w/o acute leukemia as 2nd dx w/ CC with Pdx Z51.11, and CC of Osteogenic sarcoma) but I know there have been some changes as of October 2018.

Thanks in advance!


Sign In or Register to comment.