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

Insertion of Arteriovenous Graft Using HeRO Device

A 49-year-old patient on hemodialysis for end-stage renal disease presented with central vein stenosis and was taken to the operating room for creation of a left arm arteriovenous graft with a HeRO device, via the left internal jugular vein. An existing left internal jugular vein catheter was transected then used to pass a guide wire down into the inferior vena cava. The sheath with the stent graft was advanced into the superior vena cava atrial junction, then tunneled into the deltopectoral groove. An incision was made in the antecubital fossa, and the brachial artery was dissected. A graft was tunneled between the stent and the deltopectoral groove incision down to the antecubital incision. The graft was anastomosed to the brachial artery. The proximal portion was anastomosed to the graft that comes with the HeRO device. Then the connector piece was used to connect the stent graft on to the connector. What is the correct code assignment for creation of the AV graft using HeRO device via the left internal jugular vein? ...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS .

  • The official AHA publication for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines and advice
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives - over 3100 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 1984 organized by year and issue
  • Includes ICD-10-CM/PCS Articles since 2013
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - ICD-10-CM/PCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.