AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 4; Volume 3 New/Revised Codes

Embolization of the Uterine Artery

Effective October 1, 2011, two new codes have been created to identify uterine artery embolization with coils (68.24) and without coils (68.25). Previously, uterine artery embolization was assigned code 99.29, Injection or infusion of other therapeutic or prophylactic substance. Uterine artery embolization (UAE) is a procedure that is used to stop severe pelvic bleeding caused by trauma, malignant gynecological tumors and hemorrhage after childbirth. A specialized form of UAE is uterine fibroid embolization (UFE). UFE is a relatively new approach for the treatment of uterine fibroids. The embolization is a minimally invasive procedure that blocks the...

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