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ICD 10 Coding Alert

Pathology:
T86.1 Expands Kidney Transplant Rejection Code Options

996.81 won’t find a direct equivalent in ICD-10. If your lab monitors immunosuppressant drug levels for patients undergoing a procedure, such as kidney transplant, that results in rejection you’ll have many more specific code options when ICD-10 goes active on Oct. 1, 2014.  Currently, you would report a kidney transplant rejection as 996.81 (Complications of transplanted kidney). But under ICD-10, [...]

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