AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 1; Ask the Editor

Evacuation of Hematoma for Control of Postprocedural Bleeding

A patient, who underwent left brachial reverse saphenous vein bypass, developed postoperative bleeding, and was returned to the operating room. At surgery, fresh blood and hematoma was evacuated from the wound of the bypass. Further exploration revealed a single bleeding branch from the bypass graft, which was tied. How is evacuation of a hematoma of the left upper extremity with control of bleeding coded? Is anything else coded besides control? ...

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