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ICD-10-PCS root operations: Insertion

ICD-10 Trainer, June 29, 2012

When a physician performs a procedure designed to put in a device without doing anything else to a body part, coders will report ICD-10-PCS root operation insertion (third character H in the medical and surgical section).

If the physician uses imaging guidance to assist in the performance of a procedure, code it separately using the appropriate code in the Imaging section.

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