AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Infrarenal Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair with Iliac Graft Extension

A patient was admitted with a ruptured infrarenal abdominal aortic aneurysm and underwent an Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair (EVAR). A Gore® Excluder® graft was deployed in the main body of the abdominal aorta. In addition, a graft extension was placed in the distal right iliac limb with a balloon graft. What is the correct ICD-10-PCS code for deployment of a stent graft into the main body of the abdominal aorta, and would it be appropriate to assign code 047C3DZ, Dilation of right common iliac artery with intraluminal device, percutaneous approach, for the dilation of the common iliac artery graft limb extension? ...

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