Date:          Wed, 24 Jul 1996 21:05:30 -0400
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Subject:       coding


Forgive my late response.
996.73 is the correct code to use when you have a dialysis graft with a
"complication".  We also use the chronic renal failure code as a second code
but have had no denials from medicare.  Appeal it if you continue to get
denied.  see you at SVT?

Sandy King

Thanks for the reply Sandy - it is such a big help to get info from 
everyone.  Now I have the ammo I need to appeal -

See you in New Orleans