AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and Release of Brachial Plexus

A 25-year-old patient with right-sided neurogenic thoracic outlet syndrome presents for repair. The patient underwent resection of the first rib with neurolysis of the brachial plexus and division of the tendon of the pectoralis minor muscle for complete release of her brachial plexus. Does the release of brachial plexus code capture all components of the procedure, or is each component separately reported?   ...

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