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

Thoracic Aorta, Ascending/Arch and Descending

Changes to the Medical and Surgical Section involve both new codes and revised codes. To provide greater clinical detail on the specific segment of the thoracic aorta being treated, this body part value has now been revised. New body part value “X” is specifically defined for the ascending and arch segments of the thoracic aorta. The existing body part value “W” was revised to include only the descending segment of the thoracic aorta. Prior to this change the thoracic aorta was defined with the body part “W.” From To Body Part Body Part W Thoracic...

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