AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Procedure Codes, Section X—New Technology

Aortic Valve Rapid Deployment

A new table X2R describing replacement of the cardiovascular system captures aortic valve replacement using rapid deployment technique. Device/Substance/Technology3 Zooplastic Tissue, Rapid Deployment Technique One model of the rapid deployment technique for the aortic valve is called the Intuity Elite Heart Valve System. These types of valves are sometimes referred to as “sutureless” valves. Although the technique usually requires three sutures to secure the valve in place, the time needed to deploy the valve, and thus the total operative time, is significantly less than conventional open valve replacement.  ...

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