AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2014 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Obstetrical Periurethral Laceration

The patient experienced an obstetrical periurethral laceration during delivery. What is the correct body part for suture repair of an obstetrical periurethral laceration? ICD-10-PCS coding guideline B4.1 states that when a body part site is prefixed with “peri” the procedure should be coded to the body part named. Therefore, when coding a repair of a periurethral laceration, should we report repair of “urethra?” How should this case be coded?  ...

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