AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Procedure Codes, Section 0-Medical and Surgical

Coronary and Peripheral Artery Bifurcation

In conjunction with the revisions for the device value to identify the number of drug-eluting and non-drug-eluting stents,  the qualifier value 6 “Bifurcation” has been added for certain coronary artery and peripheral artery procedures to restore detail that was available in ICD-9-CM. Bifurcation of an artery describes the division of one artery into two branch or side arteries. Coronary examples include: bifurcation of the left main coronary artery as it divides into the left anterior descending and left circumflex coronary arteries, and bifurcation of the left anterior descending coronary artery and its diagonal side branch. Peripheral examples...

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