A drill bit breaks off in the patella during surgery. The physician decides not to retrieve the broken piece and intentionally leaves it in the patella. How is everyone coding this?
Maybe you can code it as a foreign body? I'm not sure if it will coded as a complication.
Check out CC2014Q1p24.
It states not to code a foreign body ACCIDENTALLY retained. Instead, code that a foreign body was retained.
I read the coding clinic you mentioned above, however I am not sure how this translate into I10. Any suggestions?