AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Femoral Artery to Tibioperoneal Trunk Bypass

A patient with thrombosis of the right popliteal artery presented for bypass of right femoral artery down to the tibioperoneal trunk. The distal popliteal artery was opened down to the tibioperoneal trunk and an old thrombus was found in the arterial system. A Gore-Tex graft was sewn end to side to the popliteal junction and flow was restored through the Gore-Tex graft down to the foot. How should a right femoral to tibioperoneal bypass using Gore-Tex graft be coded? What is the appropriate body part value for tibioperoneal trunk? ...

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