AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2020 Issue 4; New/Revised ICD-10-CM Codes

Ventilatory Assistance by High Flow or High Velocity Nasal Cannula Devices

In table 5A0, Physiological Systems, Assistance, new qualifier value A High Nasal Flow/Velocity, has been added and applied to the body system value 9 Respiratory, and function value 5 Ventilation, to identify ventilatory assistance provided by high flow or high velocity nasal cannula devices. The change allows the reporting of this service for three duration values as shown below. Nasal high flow therapy is a type of respiratory support method that delivers a high flow (liters per minute) of oxygen often in conjunction with compressed air and humidification through a nasal cannula. It is considered a less invasive alternative...

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