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Pre-operative line placements

Date: Mar 15, 2023

Question:

If a patient is having a PICC or non-tunneled CVC inserted for the sole purpose of having a line before an upcoming surgery, and there is no other information provided, would it be appropriate to use diagnosis code Z01.818? Or is there a better Z code to choose in this situation?

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