AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 1; Clarifications

Tubal Ligation Procedure

In the Third Quarter 2015 issue of Coding Clinic, it was advised to report the root operation “Excision” when a partial salpingectomy is performed following tubal ligation. We feel that the overall objective is to ligate the tubes, and therefore, only the root operation “Occlusion” should be coded.  The partial salpingectomy would be considered an inherent component of the tubal ligation, and not coded. Can Coding Clinic please clarify why excision is the appropriate root operation for tubal ligation followed by partial salpingectomy? ...

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