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HCV with SVR

Kimberly Posted Tue 18th of October, 2016 10:05:56 AM
Once a patient has a documented sustained viral response to treatment for hepatitis C, is the patient still coded with B18.2 Chronic viral hepatitis C or does it then become Z86.19 Personal history of other infectious/parasitic diseases?
SuperCoder Answered Wed 19th of October, 2016 01:48:09 AM

Sustained virologic response (SVR) is defined as aviremia 24 weeks after completion of antiviral therapy for chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection. It means that HCV viral is absent from the body and now it cannot be considered as Chronic Hept. C. Use ICD-10 CM code Z86.19 to report Personal History of Hept. C

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