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A physician performed an aspiration via thoracentesis on a patient in observation status in the hospital. The patient has advanced lung cancer with malignant pleural effusion. Later the same day, due to continued accumulation of fluid, the patient was returned to the procedure room and the same physician performed a repeat thoracentesis.

Report diagnosis and procedure codes. Do not report observation codes.

Assign the correct codes and modifier for this encounter.

ICD-9-CM and CPT Code(s):__________________

ICD-10-CM Code(s):

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