AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2013 Issue 2; Ask the Editor - ICD-10-CM/PCS Coding Questions

Coronary Artery Release Performed During Coronary Artery Bypass Graft

A 62-year-old male patient underwent urgent coronary artery bypass grafting. During the surgery, division of a band of muscle restricting the distal left anterior descending coronary artery was performed.  The surgeon mobilized the vessel distally in anticipation of needing to perform a sequential graft and actually found a segment of the artery that went deeply into the intramusculature. After freeing the muscular band, there was no evidence of calcific stenosis. What is the ICD-10-PCS code for a coronary artery release that is performed during a coronary artery bypass graft (CABG)? ...

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