RE: PleurX Catheter

We have 2 patients we are performing drainage of PleurX Catheter twice weekly. Where and how do we account for that expense in the OASIS and/or coding for case mix? These things are expensive.



  • One of the patient's we had the hospital discharge with a case of the drainage kits and the other patient it was out of our pocket for the agency. I am also interested in anyway to account this expense as well.

  • edited May 2017
    Our experience has been the same for a cost to our Agency… and it doesn’t appear that it has impacted our case mix weight (although it seems it should). I am interested in how others manage this as well.


  • edited May 2017
    We have had several of these patients and cost was absorbed by our agency. OUCH!

  • edited May 2017
    Do you code it any differently that assists to cushion the hard hitting cost?

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