AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2019 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation and Centrimag™ Pump

A patient with an aortic arch aneurysm and known history of coronary artery disease presents for repair of the aneurysm. During the operative episode, the patient experienced several episodes of hypotension and was placed on an intra-aortic balloon pump. However, after chest closure, the patient suddenly experienced ventricular fibrillation, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) with a Centrimag™ pump was then initiated. Is a separate code assigned for the Centrimag™ pump? ...

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