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Vote of Thanks Expressed in Last Coding Clinic®

Volume 31, Number 1 of AHA Coding Clinic® for ICD-9-CM bids farewell after 30 years of excellence in coding advice because of the transition to ICD-10-CM/PCS. On behalf of AHA’s Central Office, this last issue expresses sincere gratitude to everyone who helped in improving the accuracy and uniformity of health information. The issue also includes FAQs with reference to clinical issues regarding atypical meningioma, electrical status epilepticus of sleep, LINX reflux management system, renal denervation, and much more. Certain updates like bacteremia due to a PICC line, preterm premature rupture of membranes and preterm delivery, and foreign bodies left during surgeries are also covered in this issue.

To keep yourself up to date on these topics, you can use Super Coders AHA ICD-9-CM Coding Clinic code and keyword search to find:

  • Bacteremia Due to PICC Line: 790.7, 999.31, 999.32, 041.19
  • Preterm Premature Rupture of Membranes and Preterm Delivery: 644.21, 644.2X, 658.21
  • Dissection of Traumatic Internal Carotid Artery: 900.00, 900.03
  • Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) Sepsis
  • Foreign Body Left During Surgery: E871.0, 998.4

You may also take advantage of a customary FAQ section in the latest Coding Clinic®. Search for these codes and keywords on Super Coders AHA ICD-9-CM Coding Clinic for assistance:

  • Atypical Meningioma: 237.6
  • Complicated Bereavement: 309.0
  • Electrical Status Epilepticus of Sleep: 345.2, 345.7X, 345.8X
  • Extracardiac Fontan Procedure: 35.94
  • Fluctuations in Body Mass Index (BMI)
  • Heart Failure and Preserved or Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFpEF/HFrEF)
  • Heat Ablation of Saphenous Vein: 38.89
  • Hemi-Fontan Procedure with Pulmonary Artery Augmentation: 35.94, 39.56
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura and Pancytopenia: 284.19, 287.31
  • Infected Total Knee Replacement due to Corynebacterium Diphtheriae: 032.85, 996.66, 998.32, E878.1, V46.65
  • LINX Reflux Management System: 44.67
  • Malone Antegrade Continence Enema (MACE) Procedure: 47.91, 47.99
  • MOST Prosthetic Total Femoral Replacement: 77.95, 81.54, 84.48
  • Multifocal Motor Neuropathy: 357.89
  • Neuroendocrine Small Cell Carcinoma of the Cervix: 209.30, 209.71, 209.79
  • Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus: 345.01
  • Previable Newborn: 765.01, 765.21
  • Progressive Familial Intrahepatic Cholestasis Type II: 573.8, 576.8, 277.4
  • Renal Denervation: 04.2
  • Retained Laparotomy Sponge during Cesarean Delivery: 659.71, 998.4, 669.42, V27.0, 630-670.9, 996-999
  • Splenosis: 289.59
  • Traumatic Urinary Catheterization: E870.8, 997.5, 867.0