AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 3; Clarifications

Peri-Pulmonary Catheter Ablation

Coding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2014, pages 47-48 clarified that when peri-pulmonary vein catheter ablation is performed to treat atrial fibrillation, code 02583ZZ, Destruction of conduction mechanism, percutaneous approach, is assigned. Some cardiologists disagree with the body part value “conduction mechanism.” What is the correct code assignment when the documentation supports the left atrium and right atrium are ablated to treat atrial fibrillation? ...

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