Coding, Classification & Reimbursement

Subject: Postoperative adhesion

1.  Postoperative adhesion

Posted 6 days ago
Hello,

If a patient has stenosis of right leg bypass graft and they are unable to get to the graft due to "extraordinarily difficult" dissection of scar tissue noted as due to the prior surgery, what codes would be assigned other than the T82.858A? They worked for two hours before aborting the procedure.

I'm wondering about M96.89 Other intraoperative and postprocedural complications and disorder of the musculosketal system and 0KNQ0ZZ release right upper leg muscle, open approach since they entered the muscular compartment but did not reach the site.

Thank you in advance.

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Laura Cossolotto, RHIT
Senior Coding Specialist
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