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 Creation

The definition of the root operation “Creation” has been revised. From To Root Operation Root Operation Creation: Making a new genital structure that does not take over the function of a body part Creation: Putting in or on biological or synthetic material to form a new body part that to the extent possible replicates the anatomic structure or function of an absent body part The root operation “Creation” can be used for the initial surgery to correct congenital defects by creating a functioning anatomical structure from an anomalous one, such as creating a functional mitral valve from...

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