AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 1; Ask the Editor - ICD-9-CM Coding

Catheter/Snare Retrieval of Broken Guide Wire

The patient is a 96-year-old female with severe coronary artery disease. She had an angioplasty and attempts were made to pass a stent into the right coronary artery. During the manipulation of the wire, the wire broke off and was stuck in the right coronary artery (RV branch) and in the aorta. A micro-snare was used to catch the wire and the wire was then pulled out using the micro-snare catheter. The physician documented, “There was a broken piece of the wire in the right coronary artery and flapping in the aorta, which was successfully retrieved.” How should the diagnosis for the broken wire and the procedure to remove it be coded? ...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS .

  • The official AHA publication for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines and advice
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives - over 3100 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 1984 organized by year and issue
  • Includes ICD-10-CM/PCS Articles since 2013
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - ICD-10-CM/PCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.