An Applied Approach
2013 Update for use with
Exercise Answer Key
Lynn M. Kuehn, MS, RHIA, CCS-P, FAHIMA
Therese M. Jorwic, MPH, RHIA, CCS, CCS-P, FAHIMA
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 …show more content…
Upper Intestinal Tract includes the portion of the gastrointestinal tract from the esophagus down to and including the duodenum, and Lower Intestinal Tract includes the portion of the gastrointestinal tract from the jejunum down to and including the rectum and anus.
Example: In the root operation Change table, change of a device in the jejunum is coded using the body part Lower Intestinal Tract.
Substitute the following Approach Decision Tree for Figure 2.5 on page 46
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Check Your Understanding
1. c (B5.3a) 2. a (A7) 3. c (B3.4) 4. b (B3.12) 5. c (A9) 6. c (B3.2d, and B3.11c) 7. b (B3.10c) 8. c (B4.6) 9. c (B2.1b)
10. a (B4.4)
Case 1 1. a. Resection. Rationale: see Guideline B3.8—the entire body part is taken out
b. 2 the laparoscopic cholecystectomy and the liver biopsy
c. 0FT44ZZ, 0FB04ZX
Section | Body System | Root Operation | Body Part | Approach | Device | Qualifier | Medical and Surgical | HepatobiliarySystem and Pancreas | Resection | Gallbladder | Percutaneous Endoscopic | No Device | No Qualifier | 0 | F | T | 4 | 4 | Z | Z |
Section | Body System | Root Operation | Body Part | Approach | Device | Qualifier | Medical and Surgical |