AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-PCS Procedure Codes, Section 0-Medical and Surgical

Root Operation Control

The definition of the root operation “Control” was revised. From To Root Operation Root Operation Control: Stopping, or attempting to stop, postprocedural bleeding Control: Stopping, or attempting to stop, postprocedural or other acute bleeding The change in the root operation definition was to address situations when no other root operation applied, but the bleeding that was being controlled was not postprocedural. The root operation “Control” can now be used for controlling/stopping other types of acute bleeding, in addition to postprocedural bleeding. This change impacts the following procedure code tables: 0W3     Control of Anatomical Regions...

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