AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Insertion of Peritoneal Totally Implantable Venous Access Device

A patient diagnosed with Stage IIIC ovarian cancer underwent placement of an intraperitoneal port-a-catheter during total abdominal hysterectomy. An incision on the costal margin in the midclavicular line on the right side was made, and a pocket was formed. A port was then inserted within the pocket and secured with stitches. The catheter was tunneled through the subcutaneous tissue and entered the abdomen adjacent to the umbilicus. The catheter was laid within the abdominal cavity. What is the correct code assignment for the intraperitoneal Port-A-Catheter/totally implantable central venous access device? ...

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