AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Procedure Codes

Radiotherapeutic Brain Implant

A new device value was added to code table 00H, Central Nervous System and Cranial Nerves, Insertion, to identify a new type of radioactive implant placed in the brain to treat primary malignant tumors and brain metastases. Device4 Radioactive Element, Cesium-131 Collagen Implant Traditional forms of brain brachytherapy have included inserting radioactive seeds directly into the surrounding brain tissue after tumor resection, as well as temporarily infusing liquid radioisotopes into a balloon placed within the tumor resection cavity. More recently, the Gamma Tile device embeds radioactive Cesium-131 seeds within a carrier composed of collagen. Immediately following surgical resection of...

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