AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 2; Correction Notices

Decompression of Spinal Cord and Placement of Instrumentation

Coding Clinic, Second Quarter 2017, pages 23-24, contained a typographical error. The body part value “cervical vertebral joint” was assigned for the insertion of spinal instrumentation. The correct body part value is “cervical vertebra.” Therefore, code 0PH304Z, Insertion of internal fixation device into cervical vertebra, open approach, is assigned instead of code 0RH104Z, Insertion of internal fixation device into cervical vertebral joint, open approach. ...

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