AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Control of Epistaxis via Silver Nitrate Cauterization

A patient presents for evaluation of hemoptysis. A nasopharyngolaryngoscopy was performed which confirmed bleeding of the nasal mucosa on the right anterior septum, which was cauterized with silver nitrate. No additional lesions were found. What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code assignment for cauterization of the nasal mucosa with silver nitrate to control bleeding? ...

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