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Anesthesia Coding Alert


Pinpointing Rupture Will Be Key to AAA Anesthesia Coding Under ICD-10

Tip: Look to other code families for thoracic aneurysm. When your physician provides anesthesia during surgery to repair an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), your coding will remain virtually the same after ICD-10 implementation. Current coding: ICD-9 includes four diagnosis codes for AAA, based on the anatomic site and whether the patient experienced a rupture. Your choices are: 441.3 — Abdominal [...]

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