AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2009 Issue 4; E Code Update

Misadventures During Medical Care

Effective October 1, 2009, the following changes have been made at category E876, Other and unspecified misadventures during medical care, in order to more accurately collect information on these events: Code E876.5 has been revised from "Performance of inappropriate operation" to "Performance of wrong operation (procedure) on correct patient." In addition, a new inclusion note has been added for "wrong device implanted into correct surgical site." Two new codes have been created to report performance of operation (procedure) on patient not scheduled for surgery (E876.6) and performance of correct operation (procedure) on wrong side/body part...

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