AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Codes

New Therapeutic Substances

Two new Substance values were added to code table XW0, Anatomical Regions, Introduction, as follows: Device/Substance/TechnologyG Plazomicin Anti-Infective H Synthetic Human Angiotensin II Plazomicin Plazomicin is a next-generation aminoglycoside antibiotic developed to treat serious bacterial infections due to multidrug-resistant (MDR) gram-negative Enterobacteriaceae including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Two indications are being sought for plazomicin: complicated urinary tract infection, including pyelonephritis, and bloodstream infections due to certain MDR Enterobacteriaceae. Plazomicin is expected to be reserved for use in the treatment of patients diagnosed with these types of infections who have limited or no alternative treatment options, and would be used only...

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