AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Al-Ghorab Distal Penile Shunt Surgery

The patient was admitted to the hospital because of persistent priapism lasting three days, and underwent Al-Ghorab distal penile shunt surgery. Per the ICD-10-PCS Alphabetic Index, shunt procedures are coded to the root operation “Bypass.” However, ICD-10-PCS does not provide a specific code for this type of shunt procedure. The objective of the shunt procedure appears to be drainage. What is the correct ICD-10-PCS procedure code for an Al-Ghorab distal penile shunt procedure? ...

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