AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2013 Issue 1; Corrections
Code 31.29, Other Permanent Tracheostomy
Coding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2012, page 84, contained an inaccuracy. Code 31.1, Temporary tracheostomy, is the correct code assignment instead of code 31.29. Code 31.1 is the default, when the tracheostomy is not further specified. ...
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