AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2014 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Creation of Conduit from Right Ventricle to Pulmonary Artery

We are not sure how to report replacement of right ventricle (RV) to pulmonary artery (PA) conduit. In the examples we provided, the patient’s existing right ventricle to pulmonary artery conduit, along with the previously placed graft material, is resected and replaced with new graft material. Would this be considered removal and replacement of a device? Or should we just report a code for the new bypass procedure?   ...

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