AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Delayed Reconstruction Following Mastectomy Using Gracilis Musculocutaneous Free Flap

A patient who is status post left side mastectomy due to left breast cancer presents for delayed reconstruction. The reconstruction was performed using a left vertical upper gracilis musculocutaneous free flap. There does not appear to be a qualifier under the root operation “replacement” to capture the use of the gracilis musculocutaneous free flap. How should we report left breast reconstruction using left vertical upper gracilis musculocutaneous free flap? ...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS .


  • The official AHA publication for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines and advice
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives - over 3100 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 1984 organized by year and issue
  • Includes ICD-10-CM/PCS Articles since 2013
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - ICD-10-CM/PCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.