AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 2; Correction Notices

Application of Tongs to Reduce and Stabilize Cervical Fracture

Coding Clinic for ICD-10-CM/PCS, Second Quarter 2013, page 39, advised to assign codes: 0RS1XZZ, Reposition cervical vertebral joint, external approach, and 2W60X0Z, Traction of head using a traction apparatus, for the application of tongs to stabilize a cervical fracture. The procedures were incorrectly classified to joint rather than bone and the root operation should have been “Reposition of bone,” not the joint. Could the Coding Clinic Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) revisit this issue? ...

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