AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 1; In This Issue

External Heart Assist Device

The Central Office on ICD-10-CM/PCS has received a number of follow-up questions since the publication of information in the Fourth Quarter 2016 issue of Coding Clinic about coding newer indications for the Impella® external heart assist device. This advice applies to coding for external heart assist devices and does not apply to other devices such as placement or removal of a Swan-Ganz, an intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP), etc. The following questions and answers are provided to help clarify these issues. ...

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