AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS - 2018 Issue 4; Clarifications

Watchman Device Insertion and Removal

Coding Clinic, Fourth Quarter 2017, pages 104-105, advised the assignment of code 02H73DZ, Insertion of intraluminal device into left atrium, percutaneous approach, for transcatheter insertion of the Watchman device. Since the Watchman device was used to occlude the left atrial appendage, shouldn’t the correct code be 02L73DK, Occlusion of left atrial appendage with intraluminal device, percutaneous approach, instead? ...

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