AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2015 Issue 4

Use of the ICD-10-PCS Device Key and Device Aggregation Table

The ICD-10-PCS provides a “Device Key” and a “Device Aggregation Table.” The device key is a table which identifies specific medical devices. The device key allows the coder to look up a particular medical device, and assign the appropriate 6th character device value, such as autologous tissue substitute or synthetic substitute. The device aggregation table provides all of the entries that refer to a particular device value, and coders may use this table to get a better sense of how these devices are classified. The table provides general and specific information about the device, the applicable...

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