Heidi Posted Tue 05th of July, 2016 10:28:10 AM
What do you recommend we use when the physician is doing a bleeding control in the jejunum due to a Angiodysplasia? (non-bleeding)
Do you use K55.20 because it is part of the Small intestine, or do you use K31.819 because they are performing it during an Enteroscopy?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 06th of July, 2016 03:19:26 AM
The most appropriate code for the bleeding control in the jejunum due to a Angiodysplasia (non-bleeding) seems to be K55.20 (Angiodysplasia of colon without hemorrhage). As for the ICD10 code K31.819 (Angiodysplasia of stomach and duodenum without bleeding), it discusses about angiodysplasia of stomach and duodenum rather than jejunum.
Hope this Helps.