AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; Ask the Editor

Placement of Watchman™ Left Atrial Appendage Device

The patient was admitted for placement of a Watchman™ left atrial appendage device in the os of the left atrial appendage. Under fluoroscopic and echocardiographic guidance, the device was advanced into the left atrial appendage. However, the device was removed prior to the completion of the procedure when it was ultimately found to be unstable due to inadequate size. What is the code assignment for this procedure? ...

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