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Homework Help: Medical Coding

Posted by Code Mode on Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 7:57pm.

A physician performed an aspiration via thoracentesis on a patient in observation status in the hospital. The patient has advanced lung cancer with malignant pleural effusion. Later the same day, due to continued accumulation of fluid, the patient was returned to the procedure room and the same physician performed a repeat thoracentesis. what diagnosis and CPT codes would be used. do not report observation codes.?

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