Thrombolysis Using the EKOS Crossword PuzzleMarch 13, 2021
The topic “Intravascular Ultrasound Assisted Thrombolysis” was brought up at the September 10, 2019, Coordination and Maintenance Committee meeting. The issue presented was that no ICD-10-PCS code or code combination was available at that time to fully describe intravascular ultrasound assisted thrombolysis with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA).
Related to this issue, it was noted that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the EKOS™ EkoSonic® Endovascular System (EKOS™ system) for use in the peripheral vasculature in 2003. FDA approval for the EKOS™ system use in the treatment of pulmonary embolism was obtained in 2014.
NJPR has developed a coding crossword puzzle to help reinforce correct coding. Earn 1 AHIMA CE credit by completing the puzzle and submitting your answers to NJPR. This free CE credit is available through January 5, 2022.
Hint: Answers can be found in our Thrombolysis Using the EKOS™ System: A New Improvement for Treating Blood Clots blog.