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ICD-10-PCS Root Operations
This set is designed to review all Medical/Surgical Root Operations terms. These are essential to understanding how to code ICD-10-PCS.
Terms in this set (46)
Modifying the natural anatomic structure of a body part without affecting the function of the body part.
Altering the route of passage of the contents of a tubular body part.
Taking out or off a device from a body part and putting back an identical or similar device in or on the same body part without cutting or puncturing the skin or a mucous membrane
Stopping or attempting to stop, post procedural bleeding.
Making a new genital structure that does not take over the function of a body part.
Physical eradication of all or a portion of a body part by the direct use of energy, force or a destructive agent.
Cutting off all or a portion of the upper or lower extremities.
Expanding an orifice or the lumen of a tubular body part.
Cutting in to a body part without draining fluids and/or gasses from the body part in order to separate or transect a body part.
Taking or letting out fluids and/or gasses from a body part.
Cutting out or off, without replacement, a portion of a body part.
Taking or cutting out solid matter from a body part.
Pulling or stripping out or off all or a portion of a body part by the use of force.
Breaking solid matter in a body part into pieces.
Joining together portions of an articular body part rendering the articular body part immobile.
Putting in a non-biological appliance that monitors, assists, performs or prevents a physiological function but does not physically take the place of a body part.
Visually and/or manually exploring a body part.
Locating the route of passage of electrical impulses and/or locating functional areas in a body part.
Completely closing an orifice or lumen of a tubular body part
Putting back in or on all or a portion of a separated body part to its normal location or other suitable location.
Freeing a body part from an abnormal physical constraint by cutting or by use of force.
Taking out or off a device from a body part
Restoring to the extent possible a body part to its normal anatomic structure and function.
Putting in or on biological or synthetic material that physically takes the place and /or function of all or a portion of a body part.
Moving to its normal location or other suitable location all or a portion of a body part.
Cutting out or off without replacement all of a body part
Partially closing an orifice or lumen of a tubular body part
Correcting to the extent possible a portion of a malfunctioning device or the position of a displaced device
Putting in or on biological or synthetic material that physically reinforces and/or augments the function of a portion of a body part.
Moving without taking out all or a portion of a body part to another location to take over the function of all or a portion of a body part.
Putting in or on all or a portion of a living body part taken from another individual or animal to physically take the place and/or function of all or a portion of a similar body part.
The third character of the Medical and Surgical section of a PCS code is called the
Body system and body part
Which two characters are considered to be connected within a PCS code?
A combination of characters not in a single row of a Table is not a valid code.
To remove a solid matter, such as plaque from carotid artery, would be which of the following root operations
approach and character 5
The technique used to reach a procedure site would be identified within a PCS by
It would be justifiable for a coder to query a physician if the terminology within an operative report was unclear as to which root operation should be used.
Which root operation would only be used to stop post op bleeding?
An abdominal hysterectomy would be an example of cutting through the skin or mucous membrane to expose the site of the procedure by using the ______ approach.
fine needle aspiration
Via natural or artificial opening
Insertion of endotracheal tube
Via natural or artificial opening endoscopically
Via natural or artificial opening with percutaneous endoscopic assisstance
Laparoscopic assisted vaginal hysterectomy
Reposition of closed fracture
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