AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 1; Correction Notice

Bypass of Ascending Aorta to Brachiocephalic Artery

Coding Clinic, Third Quarter 2019, pages 30-31, contained an omission. A new qualifier value Innominate Artery was added to ICD-10-PCS table 021, Bypass, heart and great vessels, for fiscal year 2020. The Third Quarter issue became effective October 1, 2019; therefore, code 021X0JA, Bypass thoracic aorta, ascending/arch to innominate artery with synthetic substitute, open approach, would be assigned, for the bypass of the ascending aorta to the brachiocephalic artery rather than code 021X0JB. ...

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