AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9 - 2011 Issue 4; Volume 3 New/Revised Codes

Transcatheter Replacement of Heart Valve

Effective October 1, 2011, subcategory 35.0 has been expanded and new codes have been created to report endovascular replacement of aortic valve (35.05), transapical replacement of aortic valve (35.06), endovascular replacement of pulmonary valve (35.07), transapical replacement of pulmonary valve (35.08) and endovascular replacement of unspecified heart valve (35.09). This new catheter-based technology allows for implantation of a prosthetic heart valve within the diseased native valve without the need for open heart surgery or cardiopulmonary bypass. There are two approaches to transcatheter aortic valve and pulmonary valve replacement: endovascular and transapical. Transcatheter aortic...

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