AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2014 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Bovine Patch Arterioplasty

A patient with right femoral occlusion and ischemic rest pain underwent bovine patch arterioplasty. In ICD-10-PCS, the root operation “Supplement” right femoral artery directs the coder to 04UK-. Although bovine patch appears to be graft tissue derived from animal, there is no device character for zooplastic at table 04U. What is the correct device character for bovine patch arterioplasty? ...

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