AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Endoscopic Stapling of Zenker’s Diverticulum

A patient is admitted for transoral Zenker’s diverticulectomy. During surgery, the scope was positioned, and an endovascular gastrointestinal stapler was passed transorally with the staple load in the true esophagus and the anvil in the diverticulum pouch. The stapler was engaged and fired. Repeat endoscopy confirmed the common channel had been appropriately managed with resolution of the Zenker’s diverticulum. What is the ICD-10-PCS code assignment for this procedure? ...

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