Answer Key Essay

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International Classification of Diseases Tenth Revision Procedure Coding System
(ICD-10-PCS)
An Applied Approach

2013 Update for use with
2012 Edition

Revisions and
Exercise Answer Key

Lynn M. Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Therese M. Jorwic, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA

ICD-10-PCS Flashcards
The first step in mastering ICD-10-PCS is to become familiar with the terminology, structure and format of this new code set. In addition to the Flash Card software program found on the CD-ROM in the back of the text, AHIMA also offers a deck of ICD-10-PCS flashcards. These high quality flashcards will help you to learn all of the definitions. The full-color flashcards define the 31 Medical and Surgical Root Operations and the
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The last sentence now reads “Example: In the Lower Joints body system, the device value 3 in the root operation Insertion specifies Infusion Device and the device value 3 in the root operation Replacement specifies Ceramic Synthetic Substitute.”

Coding Guideline B3.1b on page 35 updated. The Guideline now reads:
“Components of a procedure specified in the root operation definition and explanation are not coded separately. Procedural steps necessary to reach the operative site and close the operative site, including anastomosis of a tubular body part, are also not coded separately.”

Also in this Guideline there is a sentence added to the Example that reads: “In a resection of sigmoid colon with anastomosis of descending colon to rectum, the anastomosis is not coded separately.”

New Coding Guideline B4.8 to be added on page 46

On page 56 in Operative Report #2 in the Description of Operative Technique in the 9th line, change the sentence to read: “A portion of the skin of the plantar aspect of the foot

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