AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 1996 Fourth Quarter; VOLUME THREE NEW/REVISED CODES

Abdominal-coronary Artery Bypass

With technological advances, alternative arteries, such as the gastric and other abdominal arteries are being used for cardiac bypass procedures. Prior to October 1, 1996, code 36.19, Other bypass anastomosis for heart revascularization, was assigned to report that arteries other than the mammary artery were used. A new code has been created to capture more definitive information on which artery is used by specifying abdominal-coronary artery bypass. New code 36.17 Abdominal-coronary artery bypass Anastomosis: gastroepiploic artery to coronary artery ...

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