Becky Posted Tue 23rd of December, 2014 22:04:19 PM
AVR with aortic root enlargement--would be coded as 33405 and would code 33860 be the root enlargement? Thank you
SuperCoder Answered Wed 24th of December, 2014 03:04:38 AM
You should use code 33411, Replacement, aortic valve; with aortic annulus enlargement, noncoronary sinus.
Aortic sinus is the tightest part of the aortic root.