AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; Volume 3 New/Revised Codes

Endovascular Bioactive Coil

Two new codes have been created to identify endovascular embolization or occlusion of head or neck vessels using bare metal coils (39.75) and bioactive coils (39.76). Prior to this change, these procedures were indexed to code 39.72, Endovascular repair or occlusion of head and neck vessels, however this code does not differentiate between the use of bare platinum coils (BPCs) and more advanced coils that include biodegradable polymers. Currently, there are two classes of coils: bare platinum coils (BPCs) and bioactive coils. BPCs are primarily bare metal, while bioactive coils include a biologically active agent that...

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