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ICD-10 Coding Clinic® Answers Top Questions About Inpatient Coding for IABP

When documentation shows intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) use, there are plenty of scenarios where the correct ICD-10-PCS code is 5A02210. Whether IABP supports percutaneous coronary intervention, is placed and then removed a few hours later, or assistance continues after placement at another facility, look at 5A02210. That’s the news in AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-10-CM and ICD-10-PCS, Vol. 5, No. 2.

There are some corrections and clarifications in this issue, too, so keep your knowledge up to date by searching these codes and keywords on TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:

  • Coronary artery bifurcation, clarification
  • Encephalopathy, secondary, clarification: G93.40, G93.49, G94
  • Intra-aortic balloon pump: 5A02210
  • Obstetric lacerations, third and fourth degree, clarification
  • Pyeloplasty, dismembered, correction: 0TQ30ZZ.

There are lots of opportunities to learn from the Ask the Editor section in this issue. Check for topics like these on TCI SuperCoder’s Coding Clinic Connector:

  • Cesarean section, high transverse: 10D00Z0
  • Diabetes, arthropathy: E11.618
  • Marijuana use: F10.9, F11.9, F12.9, F13.9, F14.9, F15.9, F16.9
  • Newborn, sodium balance disturbance: E00, E87.0, E87.1, E89, P70, P71, P72, P73, P74, P74.2, P90, P96
  • Observation, burn injury, suspected: Z04.3, Z04.8
  • Observation, injury following motor vehicle accident, suspected: Z04.1
  • Synovial cyst excision: 01NB0ZZ

Urinary tract infection, ureteral calculus: N13.6.