AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4; New Qualifier Values

Endovascular Thrombectomy with Stent Retriever

In code table 03C, Upper Arteries, Extirpation, the qualifier value Stent Retriever was added for the Intracranial and Extracranial Arteries body part values shown below. Body PartQualifierG Intracranial Artery H Common Carotid Artery, Right J Common Carotid Artery, Left K Internal Carotid Artery, Right L Internal Carotid Artery, Left M External Carotid Artery, Right N External Carotid Artery, Left P Vertebral Artery, Right Q Vertebral Artery, Left 7 Stent Retriever The new codes will help distinguish endovascular thrombectomy using stent retriever from other interventional extirpation techniques used to treat occlusions and hyper-dense thrombi where tPA may not be effective...

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