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Homework Help: Medical coding 2

Posted by Billie on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 12:49pm.

Physician performed an aspiration 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, Report diagnosis and procedure codes, do not report observation codes....
What are the ICD-9CM and CPT codes, and assign the correct codes and modifier for this encounter???? anyone please help.

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