Billable Medical Code for Presence of Cerebrospinal Fluid Drainage Device
Diagnosis Code for Reimbursement Claim: ICD-9-CM V45.2
Code will be replaced by October 2015 and relabeled as ICD-10-CM V45.2.
The Short Description Is: Ventricular shunt status.
VP shunt is also known as history of revision of ventriculoperitoneal shunt (internal tube from brain to abdomen), history of ventriculoperitneal shunt revision, history of ventriculoperitoneal shunt revision, Hx of ventriculoperitoneal shunt revision, presence of programmable ventricular shunt or valve, presence of ventricular shunt, and presence of ventricular shunt (drains fluid from the brain). This excludes malfunction (996.2). This applies to cerebral ventricle (communicating) shunt, valve, or device in situ.
VP Shunt Definition
A VP shunt is a tube that is put surgically into the brain to treat excess cerebrospinal fluid build up.