AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 2; Correction Notice

Dismembered Pyeloplasty

Coding Clinic First Quarter 2017, pages 36-37, advised coding the root operation “Reposition” for a dismembered pyeloplasty. Our Urologist has told us this surgery does not involve repositioning of the ureter. The surgeon cuts out the scarring and re-connects the healthy ureter to the renal pelvis. We believe that the root operation “Repair” is more appropriate, and according to the Body Part Key, the ureteropelvic junction is coded as the renal pelvis. What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for dismembered pyeloplasty? ...

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