AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 2; Ask the Editor

Thoracoscopic Talc Pleurodesis

A patient with recurrent spontaneous pneumothorax presents for right talc pleurodesis via video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). A right-sided thoracoscopy was performed, and followed by placement of an additional port with injection of talc within the right chest. How should this procedure be coded? What is the appropriate approach value? ...

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