AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2017 Issue 1; Ask the Editor
Total Knee Replacement and Patellar Component
The Central Office has received several requests for clarification pertaining to the replacement of the patella when performed with a total knee replacement. Is the patella considered part of the knee joint or, since it has its own body part value, is a separate code assigned to capture the replacement of the patella? ...
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