AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 3; Ask the Editor

Replacement of Native Skull Bone Flap

A patient presented to undergo replacement of his skull bone flap status post an emergent decompressive craniectomy. During the procedure, the incision was opened down to the level of the periosteum. The incision was further dissected, and the myocutaneous flap was elevated from the dura. The bone flap was removed from the abdominal wall and reattached to the skull with titanium plates and screws. What are the procedure code assignments for retrieval of bone flap from abdominal wall with replacement into skull? ...

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