AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; ICD-10-CM NEW/REVISED CODES

Coarctation and Atresia of Aorta

Code Q25.2, Atresia of aorta, has been expanded to create new codes to specifically describe interruption of aortic arch (Q25.21) and other atresia of aorta (Q25.29). Additionally, “stenosis of aorta” has been added as an inclusion under code Q25.1, Coarctation of aorta. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) had recommended that a specific code be created for interruption of aortic arch as well as revisions to code Q25.1, in order to address clinical differences, for the purposes of epidemiologic research, risk stratification, and outcome measurement.  Congenital malformations of the great...

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