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Abstract Archives of the RSNA, 2008

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Patient B. X-ray of dysplastic coxarthrosis on admittance

Comment: Several commenters supported the proposed changes to the CC Exclusion List as displayed in Table 6G.1., Table 6G.2., Table 6H.1., and Table 6H.2. that were associated with the proposed rule and made available via the Internet on the CMS Web site.

Appearance of operative wound after complete prosthethic implant insertion

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Patient B. X-ray of hip joint (acetabulofemoral joint)-one year after operation

Under ICD-10-PCS, users are instructed to code separately the organs or structures that are actually removed and for which there is a distinctly defined body part. Therefore, the case of a patient who undergoes a pelvic evisceration (exenteration) that involves the removal of the sigmoid colon and rectum would have each of those procedure sites (sigmoid colon and rectum) coded and reported separately (in addition to the procedure codes displayed in the cluster). In this scenario, if the principal diagnosis is a condition from the MDC 6 diagnosis list, the case would group to MS-DRGs 332, 333, and 334, regardless of the code cluster. In other words, it would not be necessary to retain the code cluster describing procedures performed on female pelvic organs in MDC 6.

Because the removal of sigmoid colon and the removal of rectum were classified as non-essential modifiers under ICD-9-CM, documentation that identified that removal of those body sites occurred was not required to report the procedure code describing pelvic evisceration (procedure code 68.8). In other words, when a pelvic evisceration procedure was performed and included removal of other body sites (ovaries and tubes, among others) listed in the inclusion term, absent the terms in parentheses, procedure code 68.8 could be reported and grouped appropriately to MDC 13 under MS-DRGs 734 and 735. When a pelvic evisceration procedure was performed and removal of the body sites listed in the inclusion term occurred, including the terms in parentheses, procedure code 68.8 could be reported and grouped appropriately to MDC 6 under MS-DRGs 332 through 334.

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The requestor presented two options for consideration for modifying the MS-DRG assignment for the revisions of total ankle replacement procedures. The requestor's first option was to create a new MS-DRG for the assignment of revision of total ankle replacement procedures. The requestor believed that a new MS-DRG would be justified based on the distinct costs, resources, and utilization associated with ankle joint revision cases. The requestor's second option was to reassign revision of total ankle replacement procedures to MS-DRGs 466, 467, and 468 (Revision of Hip or Knee Replacement with MCC, with CC, and without CC/MCC, respectively) and rename MS-DRGs 466, 467, and 468 as “Revision of Hip, Knee, or Ankle with MCC, with CC, and without CC/MCC”, respectively. The requestor believed that this second option would be justified because it is a reasonable, temporary approach until CMS has sufficient utilization and cost data for revision of total ankle replacement procedures based on the reporting of the new and more specific ICD-10-PCS procedure codes. The requestor pointed out that the following more specific ICD-10-PCS procedure codes were implemented effective October 1, 2015, with the implementation of ICD-10. The requestor stated that these new codes will provide improved data on these procedures that can be analyzed for future MS-DRG updates.

We agree with the requestor that the previous code used to identify revisions of total ankle replacement procedures, ICD-9-CM procedure code 81.59 (Revision of joint replacement of lower extremity, not elsewhere classified), is not as precise as the new ICD-10-PCS procedure codes that were implemented on October 1, 2015. As discussed in the FY 2015 IPPS/LTCH PPS proposed rule and final rule, ICD-9-CM procedure code 81.59 included procedures involving revisions of joint replacements of a variety of lower extremity joints, including the ankle, foot, and toe. Therefore, the ICD-9-CM procedure code does not provide precise information on the number of revisions of total ankle replacement procedures as do the ICD-10-PCS procedure codes listed above. We also agree that the ICD-10-PCS procedure codes will provide more precise data on revisions of ankle replacements.

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