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Aug 28th, 2015 - hanwelt

ICD 10 Post op hematoma

Just wondering if anyone could direct me to the correct code for a post op hematoma. Patient had a repair of a Ventral hernia, 4 days post op returned to OR to evacuate a post op hematoma. I was trying to decide on L76.22 as the hematoma was reported as a Abdominal wall hematoma, or K91.840 as the original procedure involved the Digestive system. My guess is the L76.22 as the code title for K91.840 reads
"Postprocedural hemorrhage and hematoma of a digestive system organ or structure following a digestive system procedure" and the hematoma involved the abdominal wall, not a digestive system organ.
Thanks for any advice
Therese Hanwell

Aug 28th, 2015 - Jackfraust 69 

re: ICD 10 Post op hematoma

Look under Complication, Post op

Aug 28th, 2015 - petunia 195 

re: ICD 10 Post op hematoma

I would go with L76.22

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