AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Codes

Drug-Coated Balloon Angioplasty in Peripheral Vessels

Effective October 1, 2015, new ICD-10-PCS codes have been created to identify the use of drug-coated balloons in peripheral angioplasty in order to distinguish this new technology from traditional angioplasty. The use of drug-coated balloons in angioplasty is now identified by the qualifier value “1 Drug-Coated Balloon.” This new qualifier value has been added to table 047 Dilation of Lower Arteries, and is available for all vessels in the table. For coding purposes, drug-coated balloons are not considered devices, because they are not left in the body after the procedure. The use of drug-coated balloons in interventional...

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