Nephrostomy tubes are response 2 on M1018

A clarification from CMS on M1018 and nephrostomy tubes …

Question: When answering M1018, if client has a nephrostomy tube do you mark indwelling/suprapubic catheter?
Answer from CMS: If the nephrostomy tube is utilized for urinary drainage, it is an indwelling
catheter, therefore Response 2 – Indwelling/suprapubic catheter would be selected.
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