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

Ventricular Drainage

Effective October 1, 2011, code 02.2, Ventriculostomy, has been expanded in order to clarify the appropriate code assignment for procedures involving ventricular drainage using a catheter or shunt. Prior to this change, codes 02.2, Ventriculostomy, and 02.39, Other operations to establish drainage of ventricle, were used to describe these procedures. The changes will help clarify that ventricular drains are external and are classified to 02.21, Insertion or replacement of external ventricular drain [EVD]; while ventricular shunts are intracranial and should be assigned to 02.22, Intracranial ventricular shunt or anastomosis. In addition, the title of...

To read the full article, sign in and subscribe to AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS .


  • The official AHA publication for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS coding guidelines and advice
  • Current newsletters added each quarter
  • Full Archives - over 3100 articles
  • ALL years/issues back to 1984 organized by year and issue
  • Includes ICD-10-CM/PCS Articles since 2013
  • Fully searchable through Find-A-Code's Comprehensive Search
  • Codes mentioned in articles are linked to Code Information pages
  • Code Information pages link back to related articles
  • View all the articles associated with any code, right from the code page!
Access to this feature is available in the following products:
  • AHA's Coding Clinic® - ICD-10-CM/PCS +Archives

free demo
request yours today
pricing
for any budget
sign IN
welcome back!

Thank you for choosing Find-A-Code, please Sign In to remove ads.