AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Embolization of Superior Hypophyseal Aneurysm Using Stent-Assisted Coil

A 58-year-old female presented with right superior hypophyseal aneurysm and was taken to interventional radiology for stent assisted coil embolization of the aneurysm. Provider documentation states that a catheter was used to deploy a stent in the supraclinoid internal carotid artery across the neck of the aneurysm, and then coils were introduced through the catheter into the aneurysm. What is the correct code for the embolization? Is a separate code assigned for the stent? ...

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