AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Discontinued Carotid Endarterectomy
The patient presents to the hospital for a planned carotid artery endarterectomy. Diagnostic imaging had previously demonstrated carotid stenosis and atherosclerotic disease. Upon surgical exploration, there was no evidence of carotid artery stenosis or atherosclerotic disease. How should the procedure be coded since the planned endarterectomy was not done? ...
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