AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2021 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Electromagnetic Stealth Guided Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Insertion with Endoscopy

A patient with hydrocephalus underwent electromagnetic stealth guided placement of a right ventriculoperitoneal shunt. Following the passing of the distal shunt passer and distal catheter to the abdominal incision, and placement of a burr hole in the dura, an electromagnetic stealth was utilized to pass the proximal catheter to target. An endoscope was used to confirm the location of the ventricular portion of the shunt. Laparoscopy confirmed the placement of the distal catheter in the peritoneum. What are the correct code assignments for this procedure? Is it appropriate to report separate codes with Inspection for the intracranial endoscopy and laparoscopy? ...

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
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

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