S/P Removal of PleurX

Am I right to assume that caring for the surgical wound left behind by a PleurX drain that has been removed, is still covered under the code "Z43.8 - Encounter for attention to other artificial openings", just like an 'ostomy reversal??


  • Since its a thoracostomy it would make sense to use that code to denote assessing the site, but its not a surgical wound.

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