AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2016 Issue 3; Ask the Editor
Type of Contrast Medium for Angiography (High Osmolar, Low Osmolar, and Other)
When a diagnostic percutaneous left heart catheterization is performed, along with right and left coronary arteriography and left ventriculogram using nonionic iso-osmolar contrast, such as Visipaque, how is the coder to determine the type of contrast used to perform the angiography? The ICD-10-PCS Table B21 includes three choices: high osmolar, low osmolar, and other contrast. ...
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