AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Procedure Codes

Magnetic Growth Rods

In code table XNS, Bones, Reposition, a new approach value was added and a prior approach value was deleted for better clinical coherence. Approach3 Percutaneous 4 Percutaneous Endoscopic Code table XNS captures the surgical insertion of magnetically controlled spinal growth rods. Growth rods are a technique for treating scoliosis in children and are usually placed in combination with fusion. The percutaneous endoscopic approach is not used. Instead, the rods may be placed via an open approach or a percutaneous approach, as now reflected in code table XNS. Assign a separate code for any spinal fusion. Growth rods, both conventional...

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