AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2021 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Repositioning of Displaced Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump

The patient presented for repositioning of his intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) due to distal migration of the catheter. In the cath lab, the balloon catheter was repositioned under fluoroscopic guidance by advancing the tip of the catheter to the aortic knob. Fluoroscopic examination following the repositioning revealed proper positioning of the balloon pump catheter. How should we report repositioning of an IABP? ...

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